Daily Operating Statistics
- Capacity - 1.44 million gallons
- Average gallons treated - 800,000 gallons per day
- Hours of operation - 24 hours a day
About the Process
Water treatment is the process of cleaning water. Treatment makes water safe for people to drink. Because it is good solvent, water picks up all sorts of natural pollutants. In nature, water is not always clean enough for people to drink. In the 1850's with the invention of the microscope, we first became aware of germs in our water. In 1902, Belgium was the first country to use chlorine to clean water or treat water in a public water supply. Today, almost every city in the world treats their drinking water.
Cleaning Our Drinking Water
Our primary job is to pull water from both the Norton Upper and Lower Reservoirs then treat it through the process of purification. Then, when the water is clean and ready for use and consumption, a lot of steps comprise the process of water treatment and purification.
For More Information
If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the Water Treatment Plant at (276) 679-1160.