Ground water is pumped to the Water Treatment Plant, located at 201 Eagle City Road, where it undergoes several treatment processes to exceed standards set by EPA. It is then pumped into the distribution system, which is made up of over 335 miles of underground water lines, ranging in size from 3/4″ to 36″. This system reliably distributes water to Springfield residents and businesses, as well as four water supply districts.
- Water Rules and Regulations
- Water and Sewer Customer Fee Schedule
- Connection Fee Schedule
- 2015 Annual Report
- 2016 Annual Report
- 2016 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
- 2017 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
- Wellhead Protection Ordinance (Part Nine, Chapter 929)
- Wellhead Protection Map
- Drinking Water Source Protection Report
- Water Pressure Contours Map
About the Water Treatment Plant
The City of Springfield’s Water Treatment Plant was built in 1958. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) categorizes the facility as a Class III Public Water System. Sixteen full-time employees support plant operations. The plant is staffed 24/7 by OEPA Certified Operators.
The plant has a 36 million gallon per day (MGD) peak design capacity and provides an average of 11 MGD of potable water to Springfield citizens and five water supply districts.
The mission of the Water Treatment Plant is to provide an adequate, reliable, and safe supply of water for the citizens and businesses of the Springfield community.
Tour the Plant
The public is welcome to tour the plant. School groups, clubs, church and business organizations, as well as individual residents are encouraged to tour this facility. To schedule presentations or a tour, please contact the Superintendent at (937) 525-5880.
Water Treatment Plant Facts
In 1882 the City of Springfield first supplied water through a pressurized system, which was primarily constructed for fire protection efficiency. Chlorination was added in 1917 to make the water safer for the public to drink. The current water treatment plant, located on Eagle City Road, was constructed in 1958 and was originally designed to provide up to 36 million gallons of water per day. This facility utilizes softening, filtration, and disinfection as its primary treatment process.
The plant is supplied raw water from twelve wells located along Mad River. Each 30-inch diameter well is capable of producing just over 3 million gallons of water a day. The wells draw water from an unconfined sand and gravel aquifer. Protection of this high quality and plentiful water supply is guided by our Drinking Water Source Protection Plan and our Wellhead Protection Ordinance (Part Nine, Chapter 929).
As part of the quality assurance requirements for safe drinking water, most of the required testing is conducted in on-site plant laboratory facilities.
The City’s Water Treatment Plant, four elevated water storage tanks, and two water pressure booster stations currently supply an average of 11 million gallons of potable water per day to the citizens of Springfield and five water supply districts.