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Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
(1958)

Public utilities,   pp. 430-434 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 433


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
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