The water treatment plant operates seven days a week and pumps water for eight hours each day. The current plant was completed in August 2017 at a cost of $3.8 million funded by various state grants and loans along with a federal grant for $750,000. The plant uses chemical treatment to soften and purify water sourced from three local wells. Finished water is stored in a 1.5-million-gallon reservoir which feeds the Borough, as well as a 100,000-gallon elevated storage tank used to pressurize water for residents who live at higher elevations.
Ford City Water Treatment Plant was recently featured in the March 2020 case study conducted by Laxness company. To read the full case study click LaxNess Energizing Chemistry Water Case Study
|STORM DRAINS VS. SANITARY SEWERSIt’s important to understand the difference. Storm drains and sanitary sewers have two distinct functions.
Storm drains collect and transport runoff from rainfall. Typically these are the drains found in streets and in parking lots. Storm drain systems do no remove pollutants from water before it is discharged into streams and rivers.
Sanitary sewers collect wastewater from indoor plumbing such as toilets, sinks, washing machines and floor drains and take it to a sewage treatment plant. The treatment plant removes any pollutants from wastewater before it is discharged to the river.
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