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Hanover 's Drinking Water

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Hidden : 02/29/2016
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Devastating fires in 1880 and 1890 prompted the town to find a reliable water  supply for fire‐fighting, and it was not until a typhoid epidemic in Ithaca NY, that  the idea of a safe drinking water supply became important. Dartmouth College  and the village precinct of Hanover formed the Hanover Water Works Company in  1892. The next year, the company bought 50 acres along Camp Brook and built  the Fletcher Reservoir.  By 1912, the Water Co. had acquired most of upper Camp  Brook watershed, including ten farms. All structures were soon removed and in  1924 the second reservoir (the Parker Reservoir) was built. Together, the two  contain 425 million gallons.  In 2010, the College and Town of Hanover formed the Trescott Company, each  holding a 50% share. The Hanover Water Works Company retains the land within  250’ of the reservoirs, which remains closed to the public. Dogs must be leashed at all times; please pick up after your pet. Carry in/carry out. Yield to forestry vehicles.

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