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Series S370 - Water Works Department valve inventory

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Water Works Department valve inventory

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on heading of record pages.
  • Variations in title: Formerly titled as 'Valve record'

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COV-S370

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  • ca. 1930 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

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0.04 m of textual records (1 vol.)

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(1892-1936)

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The Water Works Department was established in 1892 when the City took over control of the water system from the Vancouver Waterworks Company. The function of the department was to carry out the planning, construction, maintenance and repair of the water system in the City. In 1912, with Bylaw #920, the City Engineer became formally responsible for the department. The Water Works Department was dissolved in 1936 when it was amalgamated with the Engineering Department.

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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.

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