The Village of Worthington, Ohio - the history of water...
Early settlers would have used the Olentangy River water? Then the individual properties would have had wells?
According to the timeline on Worthington Memory, June 25, 1912 Worthington, Ohio got public water. Or a decision was made that day to provide public water to residents of the village of Worthington. That's 99 years ago today!
A Worthington water tower.... later.
The photo of High Street in Worthington, Ohio is years later, 1948.
I believe I remember a photo of water towers on Dublin Granville Road at some point. Where the swimming pools are? Near Thomas Worthington? Later than this 1948 water tower?
The timeline says of June 25, 1912: "Worthington Council passes resolution to install a public water works and water becomes available throughout the village the next year. "
A comment on Dok1's Flickr photostream about this photo said high school seniors painted their year on the water tower in the 1950s. If they could get away with it.
Image credit, the photos is part of Don O'Brien's Flickr Photostream - Dok1. He grew up in the Worthington area and has some great photos of Worthington. This one is licensed with a Creative Commons license.