Before York Water we had a wooden water main that ran from Forge Hill
One thing about Emigsville before they had the water line here from the water company, that came through in the 30â€™s…there was a water line that ran up into the Forge Hill area and the piped the water down through and up on High Street near Baker Road, now called Sinking Springs. There was a water tank up there. (You can still see the depression in the hillside from the tank near the intersection of Sinking Springs and High Street-pmk)
The thing is, you had to plan Sunday evening if you are gunna do your wash on Monday you better start tappin water Sunday evening because if everyone started tappin water on Monday you didnâ€™t have any water pressure.
When Attorney Kane dug the ponds up there at the other end of Emigsville, he showed me a pipe, a wooden pipe this big around and about eight foot long and they drilled a hole straight through there and then they put a piece of metal stickin in either end, then they put them together. He said that this was part of the water line that came down from the springs and come down through gravity up where the pines are at the other end of Emigsville at Bakers.
Emigsville was just a village and no matter which way you went from there was just farm houses and farms.
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