The Contra Costa Water Company (1866–1898) was formed in 1866 by Anthony Chabot, and was the first company to successfully pipe water into Oakland.
William H. Mead was secretary of the company for 32 years.
In 1894, Pierce was the president, Watkinson was the bookkeeper, and Orestes Pierce the superintendent. Apparently William Shorey was "exempted from paying water rates because of concessions made by him to keep the water company's men off jury duty." 1
Links and References
- History at ebmud.com
- As To The Methods of the Water Company San Francisco Call February 10, 1894