The Town of Mooresville pumps raw (untreated) water from Lake Norman and treats the water at one of our two treatment plants, both located on Charlotte Highway (U.S. Highway 21). The two plants have a combined treatment capacity of 18 million gallons per day. Once treated, this water is stored in one of our four clear wells. Water is then pumped into the water system and stored in one of five elevated tanks. In 2015, we averaged treating and pumping 5.7 million gallons of water per day with a maximum day of 8.9 million gallons.
The Water Treatment Plant (WTP) also maintains a modern lab facility where we check our raw water supply and ensure the value and effectiveness of our treated water. Our lab staff performs numerous tests to assure we meet the high standards passed down to us from the Environmental Protection Agency.
This plant also employs a detailed Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. This computer monitoring system has sensors throughout the plant and allows the plant operator to monitor the facility from one control room.