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  Waterworks Expanded
Category:  Planning and Development
Brief Description:  In 1843, the city waterworks was expanded to a capacity of 400,000 gallons, but even that amount could not meet the City┬┤s demand. The huge influx of immigrants that continued to increase the city population meant that the demand for water could not be satisfied. A reservoir was completed in north St. Louis in 1849, but that also failed to solve the problem. Demand for water was not satisfied until 1855, when a 40 million gallon reservoir was completed at Benton and 11th streets.
Year:  1843
Decade:  1840 - 1849
Beginning Date:    1843
Ending Date:     Jan. 01, 1849



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