Water Treatment Plant

The City of Washington's water is pumped from a groundwater source called the Castle Hayne Aquifer.  Once pumped from the ground, water then enters the Water Treatment Plant where it is aerated, filtered, and treated to remove odor, iron, manganese, and hardness.  After treatment in the plant, water then flows into two ground storage tanks, also known as clear wells.  These clear wells have the capacity to hold 2.5 million gallons.  From the clear wells, water is pumped into three elevated storage tanks located throughout the City of Washington.  At full capacity, these elevated tanks hold 1.3 million gallons of water.  The Water Treatment Plant not only serves residents within the City of Washington , but also services parts of Beaufort County.

Our goal is to provide our customers with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  Staff continuously monitor the treatment processes to ensure regulatory requirements are met.  Each year we produce a Water Quality Report that contains information about the high-quality water that is treated and delivered to our customers.

Click on the link below for the current Water Quality Report.