Water is something we don't spend a lot of time thinking about. When you turn on the hose to wash your car, prepare dinner for your family, or just flip on the tap and grab a glass of water, you probably aren't wondering about the journey your water has taken to get to you. Sure, bottled waters put mountains and glaciers on the label to evoke images of pristine alpine springs, but the water we're most familiar with comes from our municipal sources.
And don't let the fancy packaging on bottled water fool you. No bottle of water is more regulated, better protected, or safer than municipal water sources like O'Fallon's. It's a simple fact that this is often much better than this. And now, O'Fallon has completed a major project that will ensure our city tap water is better than ever.
With the cutting of this ceremonial ribbon, O'Fallon was proud to unveil our massive new ground storage tank, located at the Water Treatment Plant in north O'Fallon. This water storage tank greatly enhances our city's water capacity, and will support O'Fallon's growth for decades to come.
That's a big savings in water, and that's not all this water storage tank will do for us. This enormous tower took only two weeks to complete, and stores enough water to do 900,000 loads of laundry every day. In fact, this tank could fill the Renaud Spirit Center's pool 16,000 times each year. But quantity wasn't the only thing we were targeting. This is also the best water our municipal water treatment plant has ever produced. Its construction was complemented by a number of enhancements to our treatment plant's capabilities, and we now have six additional deep wells, four booster pump stations, high-service pumps, and over 161 miles of new iron and PVC distribution lines. And once we broke ground, this engineering marvel was completed in only two weeks.
Projects like this are part of the reason O'Fallon is rated one of America's best places to live, year after year. Our water is already highly-rated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and water produced at this plant will improve on those stellar scores. Want to know what's next for O'Fallon's infrastructure? You can see how your hometown is growing by visiting the city projects page, located on the city's website. Once there, you can learn more about road projects, parks projects, and water infrastructure projects like this water storage tank. Water is something you might take for granted, but it's something that's always on the mind of our water plant operators and technicians.
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