Water comes from 17 wells located in and around the city and is pumped to one of four treatment facilities.
The Water is then treated for disinfection with sodium hypochlorite (chlorine) and radium removal with hydrolyzed manganese oxide (HMO) and run through a greensand filter.
From here the water is sent either to distribution or to a storage facility. The City, on average stores approximately 9.75 million gallons of water for water pressure and fire protection.
System water is constantly tested for chlorine residuals and regularly tested for manganese, bacteria, pH, temperatures, fluoride residuals, inorganics, lead, copper, volatile organics, and radium levels.