Water Comes to Warwick

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – A great celebration was held in the National Hall at 1:30 pm on this day of 1872 to commemorate the occasion of water from the Mistucky Reservoir being piped into the Village of Warwick. This had been completed in the late fall of 1871.

Grinnell Burt, in addressing a group from all portions of the county, praised the progress of the village in so short a time since its beginning. “The introduction of water to the Village of Warwick was the great and crowning act of all,” he said. He went on to say, “We have a waterworks second to none and, as much as we may have differed as to the propriety of its introduction, we all now feel that it was the right thing to do. We can yet scarcely realize its far-reaching influences. A feeling of security steals over us knowing that the gread elements of fire and water will have equal chances in the combat.”