Report on water supply from the Sierra Nevada mountains by the Special Committee on Water Supply of the Board of Supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco. Received and adopted October 8, 1906 ... [caption title]. CALIFORNIA. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON WATER SUPPLY SAN FRANCISCO.

Report on water supply from the Sierra Nevada mountains by the Special Committee on Water Supply of the Board of Supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco. Received and adopted October 8, 1906 ... [caption title]. N.p. [San Francisco], n.d. 1906.]. 23 cm, pp. 1-16, self wrappers, stapled. At head of title: "Official Document." Signed in type at conclusion of text on page 16: "Jennings J. Phillips, James L. Gallagher, Charles Boxton, James F. Kelly, Edward Walsh, Special Committee on Water Supply. Received and adopted by the Board of Supervisors, October 8, 1906. Geo. B. Keane, Clerk." The report recommends the water system of the Bay Cities Water Company (operating on the South Fork of the American River and the North Fork of the Cosumnes). Includes a summary of San Francisco's efforts to obtain sites on the Tuolumne River watershed. In 1902 the Phelan administration was replaced by that of E. E. Schmitz. During the first three years the city's filings on reservoir sites at Hetch Hetchy and Lake Eleanor under the Right of Way Act of 1901 were actively pursued. Following Interior Secretary Hitchcock's denial of February 1905, the Schmitz administration lost interest in the Tuolumne supply. On February 3, 1906, the Board of Supervisors passed Resolution no. 6949, asking that the city abandon its attempts to obtain these sites and that new investigations of other supplies be made. The Supervisors requested that various individuals and companies submit offers of purchase for their respective water systems. Of the eleven proposals received, the Supervisors, following the recommendations of their Special Committee on Water Supply, selected the Bay Cities Water Company. In December 1906 the Supervisors directed City Engineer Woodward to prepare a report on the Bay Cities system. Graft prosecutions soon removed the Schmitz administration from office and no report was made. A fine copy. (#164847).

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