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Excerpt from the Petition for Incorporation, August 27, 1935.

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This picture shows the construction of our original water line, which was one of President Roosevelt’s “shovel ready” WPA projects in July of 1936. The gentleman in the white is Earl Wendel, Grandfather to Public Water Supply Employee, Craig Wendel.

"Your petitioners further show to the court that the district aforesaid adjoins Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, and that there is now a population in same of approximately 1,200 inhabitants; that there are now approximately 330 homes in the said district, together with 15 dairies, 10 greenhouses, 2 cemeteries, 2 lake resorts, and 15 filling stations, and that the entire district is thoroughly served with paved highways; that said district is ideally located for suburban homes and family residences; that the entire district is now without any water system of any kind or nature whatsoever, except from wells, cisterns and springs, and that the residences and businesses located within the said district are thereby greatly handicapped in beautification and development because of a lack of such water system; that it has become necessary in the past, as a result of the lack of said water system, to constantly and continuously cause such water as is now used to be analyzed and tested and at all times to cause fear in the minds of the residents of the territory as to its wholesomeness; that all of the property situate within the said district aforesaid will greatly benefit therefrom and the value thereof will be greatly enhanced with the construction of a water system within said district, and that said district will rapidly develop by way of residences and other construction, by reason whereof employment will be provided for labor over a continual period of years; that the residents of said district almost unanimously desire the construction of such water system."

Sadly the 15 dairies and 2 lake resorts are long gone but Raytown has grown beyond its expectations.  Public Water Supply District No. 2 now serves approximately 14,000 people through 6,600 connections in Southern Raytown.  Raytown is a good community, full of great people, good schools and flourishing businesses.