Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
Public utilities, pp. 430-434 PDF (1.2 MB)
both sides of Wisconsin Avenue up as far as the North Western Rail- road crossing into Lake Butte des Morts." The petition was signed by J. B. Russell, Alex Bilistein, J. Brown, Henry Sherry, A. W. Pat- ten, W. P. Peckham, P. Gaffney, A. C. Briggs, Win. Krueger, J. A. Kimberly, J. N. Stone, D. C. Van Ostrand, Chas. W. Johnson, J. R. Davis, Sr., Edward Smith, E. P. Marsh, J. R. Barnett, Geo. Rodgers, F. C. Shattuck, H. Babcock, D. L. Kimberly. The modern remodeled Sewage and Garbage disposal plant which will go into operation in June 1958. Their petition was acted upon favorably. A sewer district was char- tered, bonds issued to pay for the improvement with appropriate tax rate, sewer lines were laid, and the system began operation in 1884. A second sewer district was set up in 189o to serve petitioners along Forest Avenue. By i9oo, four sewer districts were in existence, each with its bond issue and consequent tax rate. In the year 1935, the several separate sewer districts were consolidated into a unified city system. In 1937, a sewage disposal plant servicing both Neenah and Me- nasha came into operation. Previous to that time, all waste was dumped into Little Lake Butte des Morts. In the disposal plant, the solids are settled and filtered out, then dried and burned in an incinerator; the UTILITIES 433
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