The water treatment plant operates seven days a week and pumps water for eight hours each day. The current plant is approximately 100 years old and 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. Average daily water usage in the Borough is approximately 400,000 gallons.
Ford City is currently in the process of building a new $3.8 million water treatment plant. The new plant will be servicing the citizens of Ford City by September 2017.
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