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 Programs

Critical Water User - Attention Water Customers: Uninterrupted water service is especially important to health care facilities providing patient care and rehabilitation services, and to residents with serious medical conditions. In the event of planned or unexpected water service interruptions, the City will attempt to notify such health care providers and residents as quickly […]
Water Service Separation Program - The Water Service Separation Assistance Program is a voluntary program that provides up to $2,000 of assistance to residential property owners for plumbing changes associated with directly connecting their property to a City water main. Residential property owners who share a water service with one or more properties are eligible. Upon approval […]
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Water Permits

Fire Hydrant Permit - Upon application and payment of applicable fees and deposits, the use of fire hydrants and meters may be granted by the Service Department. The following outlines the procedures to be followed to be granted permission to use fire hydrants for non-potable water need: A written application for a permit is […]
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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.

Our Mission

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

greensites_logoIn 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.

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