York Water Company Centenary
The York Water Company, of York, Pa., is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary this year. During its century of existence the capital stock of the company has increased from $13,000 to $1,900,000, while its authorized capital is $3,000,000. From the days when logs were hollowed out and used as mains, and when 55 households were considered a good subscription list, the history of the company has been one of substantial growth. The company to-day has a daily pumping capacity of 18,000,000 gallons; a reservoir capacity of 40,000,000 gallons, exclusive of a standpipe held in reserve; a daily filtration capacity of 6,000,000 gallons and an average pressure of from 70 to 100 pounds per square inch. The impounding basin, on the east branch of Codorous Creek, has a capacity of 900,000,000 gallons, and is on a tract of 570 acres which has been forested in evergreens. Charles Kurtz is president of the company.