As mentioned in the village name, in Yusuam Village,
there is water spouting from the crack of base rock which is called
People first found this place a long time ago when a temple named
Taeam was built nearby. After that, Sambeolchogun, the troops
led by General Kim, Tong Jeong used Yusuamcheon, along with 「Gusi
Water」and 「Ongseong Water」 as drinking water when they made Hangpadu
Castle as their base.
Also, the water was used for other purposes besides drinking.
To keep the fountainhead clean and pure, cistern for drinking
and storage was built separately and a water passage was built to
make the water flow to a wash place built nearby. This scientific
arrangement shows the intelligence of our predecessors. The
used water reused in a big pond for the horses. Yusuamcheon,
which offered abundant benefit for hundreds of years, took its current
form in October, 1987. Sincere devotion of a benevolent person
who was born in Yusuam Village made Yusuamcheon take its clean form.
There are some reasons proving that Yusuamcheon has been protecting
the village. Due to the constant cleanness and purity of water,
none of the villagers suffered contagious diseases such as cholera
since the village foundation, and also death caused by serious illness
was very rare between the villagers.
Additionally, not only the villagers of Geumdeok-ri but the villagers
from nearby villages including Jangjeon, Sogil-ri also used Yusuamcheon
as drinking fountain. Although today, it is easy to use water due
to the development of water supply system, at that time, people
used water from Yusuamcheon through irrigation water supply system.
The water tank used to store water during that time still
remains in villages of Jangjeon and Sogil-ri.