The total value of the stock issued in 1898 was $12,000.00. Adjusted for inflation, that value would be about $320,000 today. That is a very modest sum to start up a water company today.
Notice the outhouses lined up like soldiers behind a group of houses and Lake Pohatcong in the background in the following postcard.
Lake Pohatcong can also be seen in the view below.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate a photo of the water tower, nor do I know when it was dismantled. If anyone out in the Blog-O-Sphere can help me with these issues, I would appreciate hearing from you.