Water/Sewer Division

Fun Water Facts

 The original reason for building many community water systems wasn't to deliver safe drinking water --- it was to fight fires!

The total water use in a typical single-family home is 101 gallons per person, per day.

Drinking a healthy amount of water every day will help process foods and counteract hunger attacks.

Any measure of a successful society - low mortality rates, economic diversity, productivity, and public safe - is in some way related to access of safe water.

In a World where an estimated 3 Million People die every year from preventable waterborne disease, our water system allows us to drink from virtually any public tap with a high assurance of safety.

A well-maintained water system is critical in protecting our community from the ever present threat of FIRE.  A system that provides reliable water at an adequate pressure can be the difference between a small fire and an urban inferno.

Water is the original health drink.  It contains no fats, no calories, and no cholesterol.

An 8-oz glass of water can be refilled approximately 15,000 times for the same price as a 6 pack of soda.

In just 16 Hours, US water utilities produce as much potable water as the oil industry produces in oil in a year.

A well-maintained water system allows firefighters to do their heroic work.  Our ability to suppress fire also influences a community's ability to build homes and protect businesses, and maintain reasonable insurance rates.

Studies show that Bottled Water is no purer than Tap Water, yet bottled Water costs about 1,900% more.

Your water bills pay for a lot more than simply water.  You get sophisticated water treatment, frequent testing and a vast underground infrastructure that delivers safe, plentiful water right to your tap.