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Monday, November 25, 2013

Sugar Land's Water Supply in 1953

Some of you may have read articles on the recent completion of Sugar Land's $69 million surface water project.  I thought I'd post this article about Sugar Land's water system, which appeared in the July 1953 issue of The Imperial Crown.

I learned quite a bit from the article.  There were 4 wells in 1953.  Two supplied industrial water; the other two supplied residential water.  The residential water tank is still in place although I don't think it is operational.  The article says there were two water towers at that time.  Of course, the taller one remains standing near Main St.  (Here's a recent photo showing the relevant area on Main St.)