Water & Sewer

Water Plant

The City was once ran by three old Water Plants at one time. They were built in the 1920s, 1930s and 1970s.

The Wilcox Aquifer is the main source from which the City gets its water, coming in at rates from 600 to 1,800 gallons per minute from three wells, Number 6, Number 7, and Number 8. All wells alternate, leaving only two running at one time producing 1,200 gallons per minute. If needed, all three wells can be ran at once.

The Water Plant has two alternating high service pumps that are capable of supplying 1,200 gallons per minute each. The Plant is designed to distribute 425,000 gallons per day in approximately 6 hours. The Plant's designed peak flow is 800,000 gallons per day. Though not recommended, the City has the capability of producing 1.6 gallons of water per day. Currently, we produce an average 282,517 gallons of water per day. This system came online in 2011.

The City has 650,000 gallons of total water storage in four elevated towers:
  • Tank Number 1 - 150,000 gallons
  • Tank Number 2 - 150,000 gallons
  • Tank Number 3 - 250,000 gallons
  • Tank Number 4 - 100,000 gallons

Water Quality Report

The Water Quality Report is published annually in the Democrat Argus newspaper, is posted around town, and can be picked up at City Hall.

Sewerage Treatment Facility

The sewerage treatment facility is an aerated lagoon having a design capacity to service a population of 6,900. The flow capacity is 883,500 gallons per day with an actual flow of 511,000 gallons per day.