The Oldest Water Plant

The Petrolia Water Works was established in ca. 1897 to provide water to a growing thirsty town. Everything that came from the ground tasted like oil and the wells were contaminated. Water was brought in by horse drawn cart from Lake Huron and Petrolia had to find a better way. For a more detailed look at the Petrolia Water Works take a look at PETROLIA WATER

An early look at Petrolias water plant 
This is an interesting shot of an old geezer hauling water in the 1870s and later the Petrolia water tower

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Most of the town turned out to see the new water system tested.

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