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Included in this Fund are the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) the customer billing, the water system that make up Source of Supply, the maintenance of the water and sewer system and several other departments.
The Waste Water Treatment Plant was completed in 1987 for cost of over $15 million. It was built because the old plant could not keep up with the federal and state regulations. The plant is handling an average of 4.0 M.G.D. now but is capable of handling 7.0 M.G.D. Maintenance is a major factor in keeping a good plant operating. The plant looks as good today as it did when it was built.
The WWTP is also linked to over 225 miles of sewer line which have to be maintained. There is an ongoing cleaning schedule for these lines.
The Source of Supply department (referred to as Central Control) is responsible for taking care of 20 producing wells and the chlorination of all the water coming into the City's system. An average of 6 to 8 M.G.D. is produced in the winter and 16 to 20 M.G.D. in summer.
The maintenance and transmission department maintains the distribution side of the water system. There are approximately 300 miles of line. Among the duties of the department are the placement of water mains as extensions or replacements in sizes from 2 inches to 12 inches, the placement of sewer mains in sizes from 8 inches to 16 inches, the repair of system failures and the placement and maintenance of service lines.