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Get to know your local H2O

The City of Norman Water Treatment Division encourages residents to get to know their local H2O during the final days of National Drinking Water Week, which concludes this weekend.
Norman's plant operators are responsible for providing clean drinking water to Norman residents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to meet the city's average daily water use of 13 million gallons per day.  To accomplish this plant staff, who have over 175 years of combined experience working in the water treatment industry, collect and analyze water samples every two hours. In total, more than 100,000 tests are run each year to monitor, optimize and verify water quality throughout the treatment process.
"Drinking water is a vital part of our daily lives,” said Water Treatment Plant Manager Geri Wellborn. "We hope that as residents learn more about their drinking water, they gain an appreciation for protecting its sources and become not just consumers but community stewards as well."
Finding information about local water is simple. As required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, water utilities must provide customers with an annual water quality report, also called a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). A CCR identifies the quality of local drinking water and if any contaminants are detected and if so, which ones. Also available in the report is information on a community's local source for drinking water. The City of Norman's drinking water consistently meets or exceeds all state and federal government safety and quality standards. The City’s CCR can be viewed at www.normanwater.com.
Norman's Water Treatment Plant, which was built in 1966, is currently undergoing its third round of upgrades that will enhance its water treatment processes. The project will add ozone treatment for taste and odor control, ultraviolet disinfection, new instrumentation controls to automate the treatment process, new pumps and motors to replace the 1966 construction, and a new chemical building and storage to meet current safety and equipment standards.
For more information about Norman's drinking water or to schedule a tour of the Water Treatment Plant call the Water Treatment Division at 405-321-2182 or email at wtp_admin@normanok.gov.  
Follow the City of Norman on Facebook and Twitter at City of Norman, OK to see more information about the Water Treatment Plant and water conservation tips over the next week.

The City of Norman Water Treatment Division encourages residents to get to know their local H2O during the final days of National Drinking Water Week, which concludes this weekend.

Norman's plant operators are responsible for providing clean drinking water to Norman residents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to meet the city's average daily water use of 13 million gallons per day.  To accomplish this plant staff, who have over 175 years of combined experience working in the water treatment industry, collect and analyze water samples every two hours. In total, more than 100,000 tests are run each year to monitor, optimize and verify water quality throughout the treatment process.

"Drinking water is a vital part of our daily lives,” said Water Treatment Plant Manager Geri Wellborn. "We hope that as residents learn more about their drinking water, they gain an appreciation for protecting its sources and become not just consumers but community stewards as well."

Finding information about local water is simple. As required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, water utilities must provide customers with an annual water quality report, also called a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). A CCR identifies the quality of local drinking water and if any contaminants are detected and if so, which ones. Also available in the report is information on a community's local source for drinking water. The City of Norman's drinking water consistently meets or exceeds all state and federal government safety and quality standards. The City’s CCR can be viewed at www.normanwater.com.

Norman's Water Treatment Plant, which was built in 1966, is currently undergoing its third round of upgrades that will enhance its water treatment processes. The project will add ozone treatment for taste and odor control, ultraviolet disinfection, new instrumentation controls to automate the treatment process, new pumps and motors to replace the 1966 construction, and a new chemical building and storage to meet current safety and equipment standards.

For more information about Norman's drinking water or to schedule a tour of the Water Treatment Plant call the Water Treatment Division at 405-321-2182 or email at wtp_admin@normanok.gov.  

Follow the City of Norman on Facebook and Twitter at City of Norman, OK to see more information about the Water Treatment Plant and water conservation tips over the next week.