Water Department Annual Reports, 1894-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Water Department Annual Reports
Dates
1894-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.2 cubic ft., (3 boxes)
Collection Number
1802-J2
Summary
Annual reports of the Seattle Water Department, including statistics and maps.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

A public waterworks was created by Charter Amendment in 1875. Seattle has owned and operated a municipal water system since 1891, when it purchased private local water companies and began development of the Cedar River Watershed. The system was administered by the Superintendent of Water under the auspices of the Board of Public Works until 1905, when the Department of Lighting and Water Works was created. In 1910, the Water Department became a separate entity. In 1997, the Water Department was absorbed into Seattle Public Utilities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The annual reports date from 1894 to 1990. Reports for the Department of Lighting and Water are included in this series until 1910. Water supply issues are mentioned frequently in early reports. Detailed budgets are provided with construction costs for reservoirs and pipelines given. Early reports include statistics on pumping stations and reservoirs. Maps appear primarily in the 1910s and 1920s reports and are mostly of the watershed and water disctricts within the City. Beginning in 1922, reports include maps, photographs, and an index to exhibits. The exhibits, which comprise the bulk of the reports by the late 1920s, primarily detail the budget, detailing costs and expenses, such as numbers of taps and meters installed, water rates, and listing who received free water service. Between 1930 and 1959, reports are published every year. Reports of the Forester for the CRWS are included for some years in the 1930s and 1940s. Beginning in the late 1960s, statistical information is published separately in an Annual Report Supplement.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Water Department Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-J2. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Seattle Water Department Annual Reports, 1894-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Water Department Annual Report
1894
1/2
Water Department Annual Report
1895
1/2
Water Department Annual Report
1896
1/3
Light and Water Annual Report
1900
1/3
Water Department Annual Report
1901
1/3
Water Department Annual Report
1903
1/3
Water Department Annual Report
1905
1/4
Lighting and Power Plant Annual Report
1906
1/4
Light and Water (Biennial) Annual Report
1908-1909
1/4
Light and Water Annual Report
1908
1/4
Light and Water Annual Report
1909
1/5
Water Department Annual Report
1910
1/5
Water Department Annual Report
1913
1/5
Water Department Annual Report
1913
1/5
Water Department Annual Report
1914
1/5
Water Department Annual Report
1915
1/5
Water Department Annual Report
1916
1/5
Water Department Annual Report
1917
1/6
Water Department Annual Report
1918
1/6
Water Department Annual Report
1919
1/6
Water Department Annual Report, Accounting Division
1920
1/6
Water Department Annual Report
1921
1/7
Water Department Annual Report
1922
1/7
Water Department Annual Report
1923
1/7
Water Department Annual Report
1923
1/7
Water Department Annual Report
1925
1/8
Water Department Annual Report
1928
1/8
Water Department Annual Report
1929
1/8
Water Department Annual Report
1930
1/8
Water Department Annual Report
1931
1/8
Water Department Annual Report
1932
1/9
Water Department Annual Report
1933
1/9
Water Department Annual Report
1934
1/9
Water Department Annual Report
1935
1/8
Water Department Annual Report
1936
1/10
Water Department Annual Report
1937
1/10
Water Department Annual Report
1938
1/10
Water Department Annual Report
1939
1/10
Water Department Annual Report
1940
2/1
Water Department Annual Report
1941
2/1
Water Department Annual Report
1942
2/1
Water Department Annual Report
1943
2/1
Water Department Annual Report
1944
2/2
Water Department Annual Report
1945
2/2
Water Department Annual Report
1946
2/2
Water Department Annual Report
1947
2/2
Water Department Annual Report
1948
2/2
Water Department Annual Report
1949
2/2
Water Department Annual Report
1950
2/3
Water Department Annual Report
1951
2/3
Water Department Annual Report
1952
2/3
Water Department Annual Report
1953
2/3
Water Department Annual Report
1954
2/3
Water Department Annual Report (Comparative Statement)
1954
2/4
Water Department Annual Report
1955
2/4
Water Department Annual Report
1956
2/4
Water Department Annual Report
1957
2/4
Water Department Annual Report
1958
2/4
Water Department Annual Report
1959
2/5
Water Department Annual Report
1960
2/5
Water Department Annual Report
1961
2/5
Water Department Annual Report
1962
2/5
Water Department Annual Report
1963
2/5
Water Department Annual Report
1964
2/6
Water Department Annual Report
1965
2/6
Water Department Annual Report
1966
2/6
Water Department Annual Report
1967
2/6
Water Department Annual Report (Supplemental)
1968
2/6
Water Department Annual Report
1968
2/6
Water Department Annual Report
1968
2/7
Water Department Annual Report
1969
2/7
Water Department Annual Report (includes Supplement)
1969
2/7
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1970
2/7
Water Department Annual Report
1970
2/8
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1971
2/8
Water Department Annual Report
1971
2/8
Water Department Annual Report
1972
2/8
Water Department Annual Report
1972
3/1
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1973
3/1
Water Department Annual Report
1973
3/1
Water Department Annual Report (Supplement)
1974
3/1
Water Department Annual Report
1974
3/2
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1975
3/2
Water Department Annual Report
1976
3/2
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1977
3/3
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1978
3/3
Water Department Annual Report
1978
3/3
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1979
3/3
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1980
3/3
Water Department Annual Report
1980
3/4
Water Department Annual Report
1981
3/4
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1981
3/4
Water Department Annual Report
1982
3/4
Water Department Annual Report (includes Supplement)
1982
3/5
Water Department Annual Report
1983
3/5
Water Department Annual Report (includes Supplement)
1983
3/5
Water Department Annual Report
1984
3/6
Water Department Annual Report (3 parts)
1985
3/7
Water Department Annual Report
1986
3/7
Water Department Annual Report (includes Supplement)
1986
3/7
Water Department Annual Report (3 parts including Supplement)
1987
3/7
Water Department Annual Report (2 parts)
1988
3/7
Water Department Annual Report
1989
3/7
Water Department Annual Report
1990

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Electric utilities--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Water utilities--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle (Wash.). Water Dept. (creator)
    • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Lighting and Water Works (creator)