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City of Vancouver fonds Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department
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Water supply development records

Series consists of maps, plans and profiles of the Vancouver water supply system and the area which supplies the system. Included are detailed technical drawings of pipes, joints and the mechanical systems. There are also a number of maps of the North Vancouver creeks which supply the water system. A third group are linen drawings of tenders, submitted for pipes and other materials in the system. Lastly, there are engineering profiles of the creeks involved in the system.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water works distributing journals

Series consists of accounting records of the Waterworks Dept., including administrative and operational expenses. 1929-1933 records are missing. After 1933 the record is called "Distributing Journal". Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water application record books

Series consists of a record of applications for water service, in chronological order by date of application. Entries are numbered consecutively and the applicant's name, address, and city lot number are recorded. The earlier volume was begun by the Vancouver Water Works Company, a private utility which supplied the city's water before the City took it over.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water rates journals

Series consists of an incomplete sequence of water payments (1892-1893, 1900, 1902, ca. 1905?, 1914-1920). The 1892-1893 record indicates the company name, the volume of water consumed, and the associated costs; the 1900 and 1902 volumes show the owner's name and payment record; the 1919 volume contains also plumbing details (e.g. no. of toilets). A separate volume contains properties which were deemed out of the ordinary and is complete for 1914-1920. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water works register of appropriations for roadwork

Series consists of a register listing all instances of roadwork, drainwork, etc. It is possible to determine the date of the work, the portion of a street for which work was completed, and the cost of the work by looking up a street name. The date sequence appears complete. Arranged alphabetically by street name.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water Works Department plumbing record

Series consists of a record of plumbing work done on houses and buildings in the city, as well as existing plumbing fixtures at each location. Entries list the city lot number, street name, date, owner, number and type of fixtures at that location, the plumber's name, remarks, and cost. Arranged according to location by district lot number.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water Works Department valve inventory

Series consists of a large valve inventory compiled for reference purposes. It contains 160 pages of descriptions and accompanying drawings of valves at cross streets and other city locations. Indicated are valve sizes, number of turns required to open or close a valve, exact locations, type of valve (e.g. vertical, gate, etc.), sizes of bypasses, and characteristics of valve chambers. Includes alphabetical street name contents list. This record may have been compiled shortly after the amalgamation of Vancouver, Point Grey, and South Vancouver. Arranged more or less in alphabetical order by associated street name.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department