The federal Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $124,400 loan and $30,714 grant toward a reservoir development project for Goshen, New York. Work occurred between June and December 1934. It is probable that the current Goshen Reservoir, located south of… read more
Starting in 1933, the R.F.C, CCC, and W.P.A. initiated efforts at constructing a sprinkler system that would cover the hillsides in the park and turn on in case of wild fires. In part, the project was as a result of… read more
The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded a major increase in the height of the O’Shaughnessy Dam, which creates Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The dam had been completed by the city of San Francisco in 1923, after years of controversy over flooding… read more
“San Franciscos Hetch Hetchy water system, completed in 1934, is a 167-mile, gravity-driven network of dams, reservoirs, tunnels, pump stations, aqueducts and pipelines that collects Tuolumne River runoff on federal land near the Yosemite Valley and transports it to the… read more
Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted the following work in Woburn, Massachusetts. WPA Bulletin: Reforestation, terracing and landscaping of 100 acres of land, including Horn Pond, Woburn’s major water shed, has been completed by the Woburn WPA. More than 100 men… read more
The Works Progress Administration installed new water and sewer lines on Hospital Gade in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
Indian Island is an island in the Penobscot River in Penobscot County that is the main reservation for the Penobscot Indian tribe. The WPA was involved in bringing electricity to the island under the Rural Electrification Administration, paving some roads,… read more
As researcher Frank da Cruz explains, “Jerome Park Reservoir has seven gatehouses: three offsite and four onsite such as the two shown here, the darker brick Gatehouse No.7 at left and the lighter brick Gatehouse No.5 at right. Gatehouses control… read more
The reservoir itself dates to 1906, but, this report at nyc.gov describing the history of the reservoir and its surroundings explains that: ”The WPA funded a significant number of New York City projects relating to the water system, including surveys,… read more
“After more than twenty-five years of operation…many of the early water-control and -conveyance structures had fallen into a state of disrepair, and existing storage had proven inadequate. In Lahontan Valley, the CCC built or completed new water conservation projects including… read more
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed the park at Lake Ashburton, constructing a fence and walkway around said. Maryland WPA Project #13. The Public Works Administration also built the lake’s pumping station for the Baltimore water system.