Uncover the city’s water sources, treatment methods, and distribution network
DELAWARE, OHIO – The City of Delaware Public Utilities team is extending an invitation to all residents for an open house event at the Water Treatment Plant Education Center. This informative gathering will take place on Saturday, June 24, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
During the open house, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the treatment and distribution process of their drinking water directly from the knowledgeable water technicians responsible for its management. The Water Treatment Plant Education Center, situated at the City of Delaware treatment plant, located at 3080 US 23 N, offers interactive displays covering a range of topics, including water conservation, stewardship, treatment, and regional water supplies.
The City of Delaware relies on the Olentangy River as its primary water source. To enhance the quality of the water, the city has implemented a system that combines river water with groundwater extracted from wells that penetrate over 200 feet below the surface. With a daily capacity of approximately 3.65 million gallons, the water plant efficiently treats and distributes clean water to more than 12,000 customers through an extensive network of 190 miles of water lines and 2,000 fire hydrants.