The Manchester Water Works protects public health by providing city residents with drinking water of the highest quality. The department is responsible for providing drinking water and fire protection to the City of Manchester and portions of Auburn, Bedford, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, and Londonderry.
According to an 1871 ordinance of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (and the Common Council), the management of the Manchester Water Works is vested in the Board of Water Commissioners. The governing body consists of seven members, of which the mayor is an ex-officio member.
The collection consists of 18 bound ledgers of the official meeting minutes of the Board of Water Commissioners. The meeting minutes document the official actions and decisions made by the board.
This collection consists of reports created by the Water Works Department. It includes three record series: Annual Reports, Miscellaneous Reports, and Water Quality Reports. Digital files (PDFs) are available for Annual Reports and Water Quality Reports via the finding aid. Some PDF files may be large (over 2MB).