Press release material
March 23, 2017
Water Works Bureau General Affairs Division
Phone number 045-633-0130
Water supply of Yokohama is modern water supply of Briton engineer Henry Spenser Palmer first Japanese by instruction ※ We did this and started water supply on October 17, 1887 (Meiji 20). Thereafter we supported development of Yokohama under the cooperation of citizen's while performing riverhead development and extension works of water supply facility for eight times to water demand to increase rapidly with population growth and industrial development through earthquake disaster and war damage.
Because it is year of turning point of 130 years, in 2017, we carry out various commemorative projects from the foundation of water supply of Yokohama.
※We filter water which we took in from rivers and supply with water by existence pressure using iron pipes, and modern water supply is water supply which we can use anytime.
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