Raw water pump stations on Lake Paradise and Lake Mattoon
7 mgd water treatment plant
4.5 mgal of water towers and tanks
Water quality monitoring for distribution system
The Water Treatment Plant is manned 24-hours per day, so they serve as the 24-hour emergency contact for public works. The staff have duties operating the plant, so it is occasionally necessary to call back if they are away from the phone.
Plant statistics are:
Raw Water Pumping Capacity = 4.8 mgd (million gallons per day)
Cross-Connection Control is a program to prevent the accidental contamination of the potable water supply at a site from sources of contamination that are connected to the plumbing. Examples are fire suppression systems, landscape sprinkler systems, and industrial process tanks. The City’s Cross-Connection Control Program is administered by the City Plumbing Inspector. View the Cross-Connection Control Survey Form.
Public Works Department Contact Information
Public Works Director / Engineering Department
Director: Dean Barber, P.E.
Street / Utility Department
401 Dewitt Avenue East
Superintendent: Kevin Hamilton
Asst. Supt.: Alex Fuqua
Water Treatment Plant
Superintendent: David Basham