Water

The Water Treatment Plant is run by one full time employee. He is responsible for the water getting to the plant, water and wastewater reports, and the waters treatment. Orange City has three well sites which are the Floyd, West Branch, and the Southwest. There are a total of 12 wells that supply water. In Orange City we add fluoride for dental health and ortho phosphate to help keep lead and manganese from collecting in pipes. We also add chlorine to help collect iron and manganese and keep water safe from bacteria. The plant can treat 3.0 MGD and has three gravity sand filters to collect iron and manganese. Orange City has 565,000 gallons of above-ground storage and 500,000 gallons of ground storage. Average daily usage for 2013 was 930,000 gallons per day. Orange City has a hardness of 23 grains or 350 ppm.

There are two full time employees that are a part of the water distribution team in Orange City. Their daily tasks include taking care of the miles of water mains, wastewater mains, water leaks and installation of new services.

For more information contact Matt Van Schouwen, Public Works Director, at 712-707-4885 or publicworks@orangecityiowa.com.

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