December 7, 2016


Water Plant

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.

Stormwater Management

SPC Pilot Program- Flooding

Ford City Borough, along with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), will hold a public meeting for residents of Ford City to learn about flood resiliency. The meeting will be held Wednesday April 24th, 2019 at 6pm at the Latin American Beneficial Society.

The meeting is designed to encourage members to discuss flood-related issues and potential solutions. Residents of Ford City who live in the floodplain will be receiving a survey in the mail, which should be completed and returned by April 10th.

Ford City Borough residents who do not live in the floodplain are encouraged to take the survey as well by following this link: 

For more information about the event, call Claire Jordy at SPC, (412) 391-5590 ext 357.


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.

Municipal Stormwater

DEP: Stormwater Brochure “When it rains it drains”

DEP Municipal Stormwater

Stormwater Management Act

FEMA Flood maps

Community Outreach

National Flood Insurance Program

Water Conservation Tips

Ways to Conserve Water



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