Springfield Township in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Williams and Redman
— William H. Kain County Park —
In the past, people simply gathered the water they needed from streams or wells. Then the population in York County began growing quickly, from 120,000 people in 1900 to over 350,000 in 2000.
How to answer this demand? Codorus Creek to the rescue! The East Branch of the creek feeds Lake Williams and Lake Redman, man-made reservoirs constructed to supply our needs year-round.
The watershed's first reservoir was constructed in 1913. Mule-drawn wagons hauled dirt wagons and carried building material.
By 1968 Lake Williams could no longer store enough water on its own, so the York Water Company built Lake Redman. Together the two lakes hold 3.1 billion gallons of water.
Susquehanna River Pipeline
In 2004, the York Water Company completed a pipeline that draws water from the Susquehanna in times of severe drought. It's like a giant straw, capable of pulling millions of gallons of water a day.
Erected by York County Parks; York Water.
Topics. This historical Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 53.786′ N, 76° 42.829′ W. Marker is in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on South George Street 0.6 miles south of Joppa Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2889 S George St, York PA 17407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Family Album (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Keystone Grist Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); The Road of Remembrance Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Daniel L. Zerbe (approx. 1.7 miles away); In Memory of Michael R. Cohen (approx. 1.7 miles away); York Imperial Apple (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glatfelter Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); York (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.