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Water Treatment

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) owned and operated a potable water treatment plant at its Y-12 facility that sold water to the City of Oak Ridge for distribution to Oak Ridge residents and businesses.  On May 1, 2000, ownership of the water treatment facility was transferred to the City of Oak Ridge.  The City owns and operates the water distribution system.  Public Works Department water plant and operations employees are charged with maintaining the system and ensuring a safe and sufficient supply of water will be delivered to its customers.

Work performed includes the following:
  • Maintenance of the water treatment plant, reservoirs, storage tanks, distribution mains, service lines, pressure reducing valve stations and booster stations. 
  • Valve maintenance and inspection 
  • Installation and removal of meters 
  • Cleaning, repairing and testing meters