Water Treatment Plant Tour
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:30 pm
1301 Waterworks Road
Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Executive Director Lane Young and Production Manager Rick Glover will lead media on a tour of the Water Treatment Plant.
DETAILS: Following five years of study, the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility is proposing construction of a new water treatment plant that will provide clean, safe drinking water for our community. Throughout the 20th Century, the utility made 10 major additions to the current waterworks plant constructed in 1897. The facility currently produces around 23.5 million gallons of water per day compared to 1.8 million when it first opened. The water filtration plant has reached the end of its useful life. A new water treatment plant is estimated to cost $177 million. A water rate increase is proposed to pay for the project. If approved, the highest monthly rate increase over the next five years will be $3.47 for residential customers using 5,000 gallons of water.