Water Shortage

In the valley lowlands, groundwater is not easily accessible. Most buildings in communities such as Peninsula need to obtain potable water from outside sources and store it in an outside cistern. In seasons with very little rainfall, this can be both expensive and in high demand. Throughout the 20th century to the present day, water haulers have helped valley residents overcome the shortage.

 
Black and white photo of Howe aqueduct. Bushy trees surround a river with a bridge structure going over the river.
Valley communities need to find outside sources of water. In 1825, Richard Howe built this aqueduct near Yellow Creek to carry water.

Courtesy/Bath Township Historical Society

 
 

Last updated: December 5, 2021

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