capacity for the Clyde Water Treatment
Plant is 2.4 million gallons per day.
The plant contains treatment and pumping
facilities, water quality laboratory and
for treatment is stored in Beaver Creek
and Raccoon Creek Reservoirs.
Potassium permanganate or powdered
activated carbon may be added to the
water in the pretreatment tanks to
combat taste and odor problems.
rapid (flash) mix tanks are for
dispersion of ferric chloride into the
flocculation (mixing) tanks are for
coagulation to develop a floc and for
softening the water.
sedimentation tanks are for
clarification of the treated water by
slowing down the flow to allow the
opportunity for floc and softening
precipitate to settle as sludge on the
tank bottom. Mechanical sludge scrapers
are provided for sludge removal.
filters are for removal of unsettle able
floc and precipitate.
clear wells are for disinfecting and
storage of treated water. Chlorine, for
disinfecting, is added to the water as
it leaves the filters.
Fluoride, for OEPA regulation
compliance, is added to the water.
- The high
service pumps deliver the potable water
to the distribution system.
laboratory enables the city to routinely
test the water before, during and
following treatment before it enters the
distribution system and to test water
samples taken from the distribution
systems and customer plumbing.
Phillip Farrar, Sr.