About The Caernarvon Water Authority
On the outskirts of a small village nestled in
a valley in the southeastern corner of Berks County commonly known
as the Twin Valley area the origin of The Caernarvon Township Authority’s
water distribution system began when Stephen H. Mast and Aaron K.
Stoltzfus formed the Morgantown Water Company.
On April 13, 1914, the Morgantown Water Company purchased 540 square feet of land including the water rights to an existing spring from David Hartz. On April 21, 1914, work commenced on laying the water mains. By the year 1916, twenty-three (23) customers were receiving water service and by the year, 1921, fifty three (53) customers were receiving water service.
The demand for water service continued to expand with the population growth within the tri- state area of Berks County, Chester County and Lancaster County. David M. Kurtz and his wife, Carrie Kurtz, purchased the Morgantown Water Company in 1943. On July 8, 1968, The Caernarvon Township Authority purchased the Morgantown Water Company from David M. Kurtz and Carrie Kurtz.
Currently, The Caernarvon Township Authority’s water distribution system serves public water to a population of 4,400 persons in the Berks County, Chester County and Lancaster County area which includes the Village of Morgantown, eight housing developments, five shopping centers and one Business Park in an amalgamate of residential properties and commercial/industrial businesses.
On June 6, 2006, The Caernarvon Township Authority moved the business operations to the new Administration Building located in the Morgantown Business Park at 601 Hemlock Road, Morgantown PA, 19543.