Water Use in Holyoke

The history of water use is well explained in the annual city reports of Holyoke.

The booklet Souvenir by the Holyoke Water Works made in 1904 gives nice images.

namelocationsystembeginsendsvolume (gallons)
Downtown VatDowntownvat185018733
WrightAshleymasonry dam1873still
Wright’s Cutoff 1Ashleydike1897still
Wright’s Cutoff 2Ashleydike1897still
Wright’s Cutoff 3Ashleydike1897still
Ashley ReservoirAshleymasonry dam1875still795
Ashley’s CutoffAshleydike1897still
Clear (Bray)Ashleyearth and rubble dam1880still
CedarAshleydike1880still
ConnorAshleydike1876still
North RailroadAshleydike1897still
McLean ReservoirAshleymasonry and earth dam1903still365
TanneryHomesteaddam1882gone
Fomer Reservoir (Carmody)Southamptondam18971957
White ReservoirSouthampton and Westhamptonmasonry dam19131982650
New Intake ReservoirSouthamptonmasonry dam1917still0.6
Tighe-Carmody Reservoir (Manhan)Southamptonmasonry dam1957still5500
Whiting Street ReservoirSmith’s Ferrymasonry dam1889still496
IntakeWhiting Streetmasonry dam18841963
Loomis (Summit)Whiting Streetdam

Other Reservoirs in Holyoke