We have approximately 370+ miles of water lines with the largest being two 30 inch transmission lines from the water treatment plant to town. We have 5 water storage tanks (1 elevated and 4 ground storage tanks) with a total storage capacity of 19.5 million gallons. For each of the last several years we have been replacing approximately 2 miles of old and/or under sized lines. Also prior to the Public Works Department repaving city streets we have been replacing all of the old service lines. This has greatly reduced the frequency and number of patches being required in newly repaved streets.
Source & Flow Information
The Water Treatment plant get its source water from Center Hill Lake (Mine Lick Creek). It is designed to treat 15 million gallons per day (MGD). In 2014 the average daily flow pumped to customers was 10.50 MGD.
In 2009, an upgrade of the raw water intake pumps gave us the additional capacity to pump water to town (finished water pumps). This has allowed the treatment plant to pump the full 15 MGD treatment capacity.