Water Works / Station de Production d'Eau Potable
The current water system in Smiths Falls began in a three-story brick building in 1886 under the management of "Captain" Adam Foster. While it began on the east side of Beckwith Street to supply the water tanks in the CPR yards, it eventually expanded to supply many of the major town streets. The Town bought the water system in 1899 from Foster and in the early 1920's a filtration plant was constructed to purify and chlorinate the water, providing safe water for the town's consumption.
Erected by Town of Smiths Falls.
Location. 44° 53.821′ N, 76° 1.358′ W. Marker is in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Marker is at the intersection of Confederation Drive and Old Mill Road, on the left when traveling west on Confederation Drive. Marker is in Centennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2-22 Confederation Drive, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2P6, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smiths Falls and the Dam / Smiths Falls et le Barrage (a few steps from this marker); Centennial Park (a few steps from this marker); The Rideau Waterway / Voie navigable du Canal Rideau (within shouting distance of this marker); HMCS/MHCS Smiths Falls (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Combined Locks (about 120 meters away); Crossroads of the Rideau / À la croisée des chemins (about 120 meters away); The Rideau Waterway (about 120 meters away); Grant Amy (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smiths Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Smiths Falls, Ontario. (Submitted on November 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Smiths Fall, Ontario at Wikipedia . (Submitted on November 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.