Water Treatment Facility

The Water Treatment Facility, located adjacent to the McLean Reservoir off Route 202, has the capacity to treat 14.8 million gallons of water per day.  This facility is entirely computer-controlled, utilizing a two-step disinfection process to maintain optimal disinfectant concentration in the distribution system and to minimize the formation of disinfection byproducts.  The addition of fluoride is used to reduce tooth decay along with soda ash, sodium bicarbonate and a corrosion inhibitor to stabilize pH and reduce red or “rusty” water.  The facility houses a fully equipped laboratory to perform daily monitoring and water quality testing.  The facility was also designed to accommodate the addition of filtration with minimal disruption to existing operations, if and when that process becomes necessary. 


McLean Reservoir Water treatment facility aerial view

McLean Reservoir Water treatment facility

McLean Reservoir Water treatment facility Purple Silos interior

Soda Ash and Bicarbonate Silos



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Last Updated on January 26, 2013 by