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"Gentlemen: I have the honor to herewith respectfully submit for your consideration a plan for supplying the City of Ellsworth with pure water for domestic and industrial uses, as well as for the purpose of subduing fire."
What follows is boilerplate arguments for convincing the unconvinced in the value of public water systems. Not until page 10 are any specifics to Ellsworth detailed. Potential sources of water are Simmons Pond, Union River, Reed's Pond, Little Rocky Pond, and Branch Pond.
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Hancox, H. A., "Report on Supplying the City of Ellsworth, Maine, with Pure Water" (1884). Books and Publications. 292.