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Town of Bloomfield Water Distribution System
Maker:Prepared by Metropolitan District Commission , American, founded 1929
Lithography; black and colored printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 38 1/2 x 34 1/4in. (97.8 x 87cm) Sheet (height x width): 42 3/4 x 35in. (108.6 x 88.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The town of Bloomfield was one of the original member communities in the Metropolitan District, and most Bloomfield residents obtained their water from the MDC's water distribution system. Some residents, however, continued to rely on well water, and in 2000, sixty wells located along Duncaster Road, which appears at the left on this map, were found to be contaminated with bacteria. The MDC voted to construct a new water main which would provide safe, clean water to this area, and the new water main was constructed in 2001. Other streets in the northeast part of Bloomfield are shown without water mains and apparently continued to obtain their water from wells.
Description: Map of the town of Bloomfield with East Granby and Windsor to the north, Windsor to the east, Hartford and West Hartford to the south, and Simsbury and Avon to the west. Streets, streams, schools, cemeteries, and an industrial park are shown. Other prominent features include Penwood State Forest, Talcott Mountain, and the Metropolitan District Water Treatment Plant at Reservoir 6. Water mains are shown in blue. A Water Service Legend at lower right provides a key to hydrants, hydrants subject fo pumped pressure, gate valves (sixteen inch main or larger), MDC water mains (less than six inches in diameter, six to twenty-three inches in diameter, and twenty-four inches or larger in diameter), and private water mains. Hydrants located on private water mains are not shown. The west boundary of the Metropolitan District is indcated at the left. An index of Bloomfield streets is at upper right.
Cartographic Note:1 inch equals 1000 feet
Inscription: On recto, upper left, printed in black ink, "THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT / WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM / TOWN OF / BLOOMFIELD / CONNECTICUT / 1998 / 06.01" On verso, lower right, in pencil, accession number
Object Number: 2012.312.258
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