Water Treatment Facility
The City of North Augusta operates a 12 million gallon per day (MDG) surface water treatment plant located near the plants primary raw water source, the Savannah River. Major water facilities include a 30 MGD reservoir that is utilized when the water quality in the river is poor, and serves as a secondary raw water source in the event of system emergencies. There are two clear wells, one ground storage tank and five elevated tanks that have a combined water capacity of 5,050,000 MGD, which provides water storage for consumer demands and fire protection.
The Water Treatment Plant has a state certified laboratory where licensed water plant operators constantly analyze water for contaminants and chemical levels to ensure the quality of water distributed to consumers meets or exceeds the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Drinking Water Standards. Some of the water quality parameters monitored and tested (but not limited to) are Alkalinity, Chlorine, E. Coli, Fluoride, Hardness, PH, Temperature, Total Coliform and Turbidity.
Partnership for Clean Water
The City of North Augusta is an active member of Partnership for Safe Drinking Water, a national volunteer initiative developed by the Environmental Protection Agency, states and the water supply community. The City is one of over 200 water utilities in the United States participating in the partnership. As a member, we are committed to enhancing the quality of drinking water and operational excellence in water treatment.
Area Wide Optimization Award
SCDHEC initiated the SC Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) in 1997. AWOP is an effort to optimize the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities. The goal of the program is to optimize particle removal and disinfection at all filtration plants to maximize public health protection. AWOP was originally focused on microbial contaminants, but has expanded to include a disinfectant byproducts component. The City of North Augusta has received the AWOP award for the past 15 years.
Water Fluoridation Award
The City of North Augusta has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association for maintaining optimal levels of fluoride in the drinking water.Drinking fluoridated water keeps teeth strong and helps reduce cavities. Community water fluoridation is recommended by nearly all public health, medical, and dental organizations. It is recommended by the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, US Public Health Service, and World Health Organization.
Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports