City of Wilmington Water

City of Wilmington Water

The City of Wilmington has one of the largest surface water treatment facilities in southwestern Ohio, originally designed as a regional water supplier by the State of Ohio and the US Army Corp of Engineers, the City of Wilmington has exclusive drawdown rights to Caesars Creek Lake.

Caesars Creek Lake has a water surface area of over 2,800 acres, located within US Army Corp of Engineers controlled property of over 10,000 acres and is situated at the headwaters of the state and national scenic river designated Little Miami River watershed. The lake as a water source is entirely protected, located within and surrounded by the Caesars Creek State Park.

The state of the art City of Wilmington Water Treatment Plant currently has the capacity draw up to 8 million gallons of water daily from Caesars Creek and the plant has the capacity to treat 3.7 million gallons with significant daily headroom to accommodate large and industrial water users. The City of Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Facility is also an advanced facility and can accommodate a major water user today, with ample facilities and capacity immediately available.

Water is valuable natural resource and the City of Wilmington is your partner in providing quality water infrastructure efficiently for our citizens and the economic development of our region.

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Process Treatment
Taste and Odor Control/SOC Removal Powdered Activated Carbon
Coagulation/Flocculation/Sedimentation Aluminum Sulfate
Softening Pebbled Lime
pH adjustment Carbon Dioxide
Disinfection Chlorine
Filtration Dual Media Filters
Sequestering/Corrosion Ortho/Poly Phosphate

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Finished Water Quality Distribution System Range
pH 8.4-9.0
Phenol Alkalinity 0-4 mg/l
Total Alkalinity 35-50 mg/l
Turbidity 0.03-0.10 NTU
Hardness 90-130 mg/l
Free Chlorine Residual 0.8-2.0 mg/l

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Capacity
Water Plant Production Capacity
3.7 MGD*
Average water pumped to system 1.5 MGD
Current Minimum Raw Water purchase per day from Caesar Creek Lake 7.0 MGD
Maximum Capacity of Water Plant 8 MGD
*Million Gallons per Day

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Gallons Rate per 1000 gallons inside City Rate per 1000 gallons outside City
First 15,000 $5.84 $8.88
Next 185,000 $5.16 $7.71
All over 200,000 $4.52 $6.77

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Meter size Minimum Monthly Meter Charge
5/8 $1.40
3/4 $2.80
1 $7.00
1-1/4 $14.00
1-1/2 $21.00
2 $35.00
3 $70.00
4 $140.00
6 $350.00
8 $490.00

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