Water Treatment Process

How Water Comes to You

Water is pumped from Orrville's underground aquifers into the Water Treatment facility. The water is softened through the use of alum and lime, Carbon dioxide is added to adjust the ph. The water is then filtered through a mix of sand and gravel. Chlorine is added at this point to kill any trace of undesirable particles, and a small amount of fluoride is added to bring concentrations up to EPA requirements. Clean water is now pumped to distribution points throughout the city's residential, commercial, and industrial base. The plant is in complete compliance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and the State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water regulations.