The York Water Co. has purchased the Donald and Janet Dallmeyer properties in Spring Grove Township which abut York Water Co.’s land at its treatment facilities known as Reservoir Park.
Company President and CEO JT Hand said the close to 54-acre property acquisition includes three parcels: the original homestead property, an undeveloped parcel to the south, and an undeveloped parcel to the north.
These properties contain operational assets and are adjacent to the company’s primary water filtration plant located at Reservoir Park, Hand said.
“Just as our predecessors had the foresight and vision to establish York Water’s treatment works on the elevated slope overlooking the City of York, to secure the high ground and benefit from gravity, we invest for the needs of our customers not simply today, but for 30, 50, or 100 years from now.” Hand said.
“These relatively undeveloped properties already contain the water distribution arteries below ground that carry our water to points north, south, and east and securing this property is important to our utility and the communities we serve,” he said. “Since taking ownership of our current lands known as Reservoir Park in the late 1880’s, York Water has been committed to responsible, thoughtful stewardship of our lands and assets; it is ingrained in our culture.”
There are no current plans for these properties, but Hand said the existing underground utility assets represent the foundational features of this investment.
The acquisition rounds out a year of growth for The York Water Co. which has acquired several systems and treatment facilities in York, Franklin, and Adams counties, and constructed new treatment works in York and Adams counties.
York Water provides water and wastewater services in 54 municipalities in York, Franklin, and Adams counties.