Professor George Davidson, System of Sewerage for the City of San Francisco (San Francisco: Frank Eastman & Co., 1886), pp. 3-20.

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Michael Kelly, M.D., editor, “First Annual Report of the Board of Health of the City of San Diego for the Year Ending December 31st, 1888,” Journal of San Diego History, Vol. 48, No. 4 (Fall 2002, online edition).

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George E. Waring, Jr., “Chapter XVI: The Sewerage of San Diego,” Sewerage and Land-Drainage, 3rd Edition (New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1891), pp. 143-149 and two plates.

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“The Use of Sewage for Irrigation in the West,” Engineering News and American Railway Journal, Volume XXIX (January-June 1893), pp. 1-15 (not original page numbers – document is scanned into modern type).

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D. C. Henny, “Nine-Foot Wood Stave Pipe, Floriston Pulp and Paper Co., Floriston, CAL.,” Engineering News and American Railway Journal, Volume XLIV, No. 14 (4 October 1900), pp. 235-236 (combined).

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“Converting Portions of the Los Angeles Outfall Sewer into a Septic Tank,” Engineering News and American Railway Journal, Volume XLIV, No. 19 (8 Nov. 1900), pp. 317-318.

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William E. Smythe, “Growth of Public Utilities,” History of San Diego, 1542-1908, originally published circa 1908. Citation is from the online version provided by the San Diego Historical Society.

 

William E. Smythe, “Water Development,” History of San Diego, 1542-1908, originally published circa 1908. Citation is from the online version provided by the San Diego Historical Society.

 

C. E. Grunsky, “The Sewer System of San Francisco, and a Solution of the Storm-water Flow Problem,” Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume LXV, Paper No. 1127 (December 1909), pp. 294-384 and plate.

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Friench Simpson, “Rat Proofing a Municipal Sewer System: A Report of an Investigation to Find a Practical Method of Rat Proofing the Sewer System of San Francisco,” Public Health Reports, Vol. XXVII, No. 44 (31 Oct. 1913), pp. 2283-2289.

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Willis T. Knowlton, “The Sewage Disposal Problem of Los Angeles, California,” with discussion, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 92, 1928, pp. 984-993.

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H. A. Mason, “San Francisco Takes Over Its Water System,” Western City Magazine, March 1930 (Los Angeles: Palmer Publications, Inc.), pp.19, 20, 21, 48, 8.

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A. M. Rawn, Narrative – C.S.D. (Los Angeles: County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, 1965), pp. 1-81, 94-120, 135-146, 169-176.

Chapter 1: District Origin, pp. 1-13.
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Chapter 2: Original Districts Formed, pp. 14-20.
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Chapter 3: Selecting Disposal Site, pp. 21-32.
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Chapter 4: Early Construction, pp. 33-53.
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Chapter 5: First Decade of Operation, pp. 54-67.
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Chapter 6: Permanent Disposal Works, pp. 68-81.
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Chapter 8: Post War Acceleration, pp. 94-120.
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Chapter 10: Reclamation and Pollution Control, pp. 135-146.
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Appendices II, III, IV, pp. 169-176.
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Ralph Shaffer, Professor Emeritus, Cal State Polytecnhic University; “Sewers,” 2006.

A detailed article about the history of sewers in Los Angeles

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