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A village of small wooden houses in Jamaica, photographed in the 1890s. Note the small footbridges which run from each house to the road across what is presumably a drainage ditch. The first ever piped water supply in the western hemisphere was built in the town of Falmouth in Jamaica in 1776 but it wasn't until the 1870s that a water treatment plant was built for Kingston and the surrounding area.
A view over the town of Kingston in 1891. At this date a water rate was being charged to property owners in Kingston and the adjacent area for connection to the water supply. The average daily demand for water in 1880 was two million gallons.
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