Why is Lake Redman so low?

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Why is Lake Redman so low?

Have you driven past Lake Redman lately and wondered why the water level is so low?

The boat launch at Hess Farm Road on Monday shows how low Lake Redman is now. The water level has been drawn down about 8 feet for the construction of a new pumping station.

It’s because the York Water Company is building a new pumping station above the dam at the lake. This one will serve as an alternate to the one at Brillhart Station in Spring Garden Township, said Jeff Hines, president and CEO.

The lake has to be lowered by about 8 feet so crews can construct an intake pipe for the pumping station. The lake will remain lowered through the winter, Hines said.

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The water company is building the second pumping station for three reasons:

  • In case of flooding. The current station has seen minor flooding during three hurricanes in 14 months — Sandy, Lee and Irene. The new station will be a backup.
  • In case the lake water is contaminated in some way. It would allow water to be drawn from a different place.
  • To help when Lake Williams is drained to do some work. That will allow water to be pulled from Redman.

The two lakes serve as reservoirs for the York Water Company, which serves the city and surrounding areas.

For more information, visit the water company’s website at www.yorkwater.com.

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