Energy & Infrastructure profiles one of America’s earliest public water utilities.
The York Water Company is not new to the public utility business. In fact, the York, Pa.-based company is the oldest investor-owned utility in the country, getting its start nearly 200 years ago.
York serves 48 municipalities within York and Adams counties, which are located about 100 miles west of Philadelphia.
The Company provides customers with safe, dependable, high-quality water, wastewater and related services.
York has two reservoirs, Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which together hold up to 2.2 billion gallons of water, the company says.
The utility supplies an average of 20 million gallons of water a day and has about 65,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. More than 180,000 people use the water in 43 communities in York and Adams counties.
York was incorporated in 1816. A group of local businessmen met at a tavern, issued stock and formed the company.
York Water Company has been an expert in infrastructure for nearly 200 years.