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Posted on: December 1, 2023

110th Birthday of the Kalispell Water System

Map of Kalispell water system 1912 showing the original 1892 system and add-ons

The water system in Kalispell began in 1892. City Council granted rights-of-ways and easements for a private water company to start supplying water to residents of Kalispell.  By December 1, 1913, Council decided to take over the private system and manage as a City.  At that time there was approximately 21.5 miles of water, 225 fire hydrants and they used an average of 1.6MG per day.  In comparison, today we have 158 miles of water main, 1,700 fire hydrants, and use a daily average of almost 4MG.  Happy 110th birthday to the Kalispell Water System!

Map of Kalispell water system 1912 showing the original 1892 system and add-ons Map of Kalispell Water System 12-01-23
















These photos were taken from the appraisal document from 1913, that determined the worth of the system for the sale to the city.  

Misc. Water Structures 1913Water Pipes and Infrastructure from 1913 Cover for Water Works Appraisement completed in 1913Stand Pipe, Transmission Line, and Discharge Piping from Pumps, 1913

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