The first surface water treatment plant was constructed for London in 1948. Prior to this time, water was obtained from well sources. Since 1948, London has grown at a consistent rate. By the mid 1950′s, the original surface water impoundment was inadequate to supply the demand. In the mid 1950′s the London City Reservoir was constructed to furnish raw water to the plant. By the mid 1960′s, the original treatment plant was inadequate to supply the demand. In 1965 the plant was modified twice in order to increase production.
In 2001, a new treatment plant was constructed. The current water treatment plant utilizes the “Actiflo” treatment process. The plant is capable of treating 4.5 million gallons per day. The plant is operated by three operators licensed by the Kentucky Division of Water. In 2005, the treatment plant was presented an award from the Kentucky-Tennessee section of the American Water Works Association for outstanding plant operation. The water produced at this facility must meet water quality standards as outlined in 401KAR 8:010 – 401KAR 8:700.
Water Treatment Plant Operators
- Dallas Cox
- Jeff Fields
- Ray Osborne
Water Treatment Plant Contact Information
Water Treatment Plant Process Flow Diagram
You can view the process flow diagram for the water treatment plant by clicking on the photo below: