In February 1906, the company purchased the Richmond Water Company. 3 After some legal wrangling over water rights, 4,5 in July 1906, the company purchased the Contra Costa Water Company for approximately $70 per share ($20 cash plus interest in the new company.) 2
The next year, 1907, the combined company was absorbed into the Peoples Water Company.
Links and References
- Water Company Files Articles Oakland Tribune January 29, 1906
- Buys Water Stock at $70 A Share Oakland Tribune July 15, 1906
Submit Case At Martinez Berkeley Gazette February 26, 1906
Dingee Thought He Had Control of Situation San Francisco Examiner February 18, 1906
Shotgun Men Camped on Scene of War Between Contra Costa Water Company and Its New Rival San Francisco Call January 30, 1906