To produce safe, quality, compliant potable water for our citizens and customers, reliably and in a cost-effective manner while adhering to all state and federal regulations. To identify supply needs in order to support economic sustainability and future growth, while striving to conserve one of our vital natural resources for future generations.
The City of Clinton water system is managed and maintained by State Certified Operators. The City of Clinton system draws and delivers approximately 2.20 million gallons of water each day to our customers. This water is supplied by 10 wells located primarily to the south and east of the City and stored in our 5 elevated storage tanks. The City system is capable of providing a system inflow of 3,150 gallons per minute from our source as well as maintaining a mass storage of 1,575,000 gallons in our storage. These are key components for the City's excellent fire protection rating.
The City's well site locations are a combination of 6 deep and 4 shallow wells. A deep well is one that draws water from Upper Cape Fear Aquifer at a depth of 300 to 500 feet deep while the shallow wells target the Black River Aquifer at the 200 to 300 feet depth. In general, the deeper aquifer has a much higher yield and a significantly better water product.
In January 2001, Well Field East was placed on line and produces a supply of approximately 1,500,000 gallons per day to our system. This location is unique to the City as it incorporates our first iron and manganese removal system. The product of this investment is water with near zero iron concentration.
Testing of the City water supply is constantly ongoing seven days a week. On any given day, a minimum of 15 analytical tests are conducted on five critical parameters. In addition there are monthly, quarterly, and annual testing requirements. Each year, the City is required to publish our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (PDF).
Out of over 150 required parameters tested, less than 5% were detected for the City's drinking water, and none were found to meet or exceed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action levels. The City's drinking water continues to meet or surpass federal and state drinking water standards.