Fairhaven Water Co. (1893)

Mill Road

Henry H. Rogers financed the Fairhaven Water Company and had the town’s first public water system installed in 1893. The design and operation of the water system was supervised by Joseph K. Nye, the son of Nye Oil Works founder William F. Nye. All of the water company’s stock was given to the trustees of the Millicent Library, who used the revenue for operation of the library until 1968. Since then, the town has run the water system under the Department of Public Works.