Multiple sewer construction projects in Watertown, South Dakota were undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Storm sewers and sanitary sewers were constructed as part of two separate PWA grants. (PWA Docket… read more
Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor constructed sewers in West Springfield, Mass. WPA Bulletin, 1937: Over in West Springfield … WPA is installing two miles of sanitary sewers which are attracting considerable attention. No complaints have been registered for the job… read more
The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) constructed drains in Maynard, Massachusetts in 1934. Construction occurred along Florida Rd., Waltham St., and Summer St., and a catch basin was built at Haynes St. Work continued in… read more
Annual reports for the city of Concord from 1933-1942 show extensive New Deal work on the municipal sewer system during the Depression. In 1933-1934, the reports discuss PWA work on storm sewers and “combined systems” on Prospect Street, Walker Street,… read more
Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor constructed sewers and storm drains in Haverhill, Massachusetts. WPA Bulletin: Two hundred additional catch basins and 7000 feet of 8 inch pipe line has been connected with the present trunk storm drain throughout Haverhill by… read more
A sanitary sewer and sewage treatment plant construction project in Canton, New York was undertaken with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $11,125 grant toward the $41,110 eventual total cost of the project…. read more
The Works Progress Administration installed new sewer lines on Silke Gade in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed sewers at 16th and Oates streets in the district’s northeast quadrant. This work was part of a massive New Deal era program for Washington of sewer construction, separation of sanitary and storm… read more
“In Snohomish County, farm land conditions will be improved by a drainage system affecting seven sections of land between the cities of Snohomish and Monroe. Cooperating with the State of Washington, sponsoring the project, WPA will invest $14,989, according to… read more
New Deal workers constructed "early flood-control, sewage and water systems" in Sonoma County.
The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked on a land reclamation and shore beautification project on the south shore of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The project involved “the laying of electric cables for electric standards to provide a lighting system;… read more
Cleveland’s massive Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant was originally constructed during the 1930s as part of a massive federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. Photo captions at The Cleveland Memory Project state: 1. “Here is one of the twelve sewage digestion… read more
Hudson County sponsored multiple park-related federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in northern Bayonne, New Jersey during the Great Depression. Among them was construction of a 36-inch storm sewer for County Park (now the Stephen R. Gregg [County] Park), which… read more
The Works Progress Administration completed road improvements and built a sewer system on Stewart Street in Morgantown, Monogalia County.