LAST WEEK'S GOOD MORNING BUFFALO WELL ATTENDED AT THE
WATER TREATMENT PLANT!
Was very interesting to learn of where we access, treat, store and monitor our water for the community. Did you know the City uses 1.1 million gallons a day with a peak of 3.3 million gallons at peak times (like summer/watering lawns)? Our water towers hold our water and when the tower levels get to 27 feet of water the pump kicks in and pulls more up. The well that the plant sits on is 3-400 feet deep. There were pipes bringing in water, pipes and pools that process the water, and pipes pumping the water back out and to the towers. Water is tested daily. We have very clean water here, though still hard, with some iron.
Soon the City will be doing the hydrant flushing again (done twice a year) so they can clean out all the lines. This stirs up any iron and manganese deposits, which is why your water in your toilet/sinks may be rusty looking for a day or two. So much more to it, but very interesting and the building houses one employee and all the water pipes. See all the photos below!
Thank you, City of Buffalo, for being great hosts. All of us got a goodies bag, great treats and American Family/Chris Chapman Agency won $100 in Buffalo Bucks for having staff present. Don't miss out on our Good Morning Buffalo's!