Welcome to the Water Department
The Lebanon Utilities Water Department has two water treatment plants to provide water service to 6,203 customers.
The Chicago Street Plant has five wells, three at the plant site on Chicago Street and two at Abner Longley Park well field. The Chicago Street Plant is capable of treating a million gallons a day.
The Sugar Creek Plant is located approximately eight miles north of the city and is capable of filtering three million gallons per day and has five wells that supply water to the facility.
Both plants aerate (expose to air) the water to oxidize (unite with air) the iron so the filters can remove it. The aerator also strips the rotten egg taste caused by sulfates in the water.
We then add a phosphate to clean and coat the pipes to prevent copper and lead from leaching into the water as it sits in public service lines and faucets.
Chlorine is added to the water as it enters and leaves the water treatment facilities to destroy any bacteria. We maintain a trace of chlorine even at the furthest points of the system, keeping the water safe to drink.
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If you are interested in learning more about the water department and water quality or participating in the decision making process, please call Bob Waples the Water/Wastewater Operations Manager at 482-8843.