Traer's water is sourced from the Cambrian and Ordovician aquifer system, commonly referred to as the Jordan well, which services most of Iowa's water needs. Water is pumped from that 1,800 foot deep well at the center of town at a rate of 330 gallons per minute. The water goes trough a series of treatment processes and is finally pumped to Traer's water tower. From the tower, water is delivered throughout the system by a series of water mains into your home or business.
Water is sourced from well #4 by a 12 stage, 6 inch pump rated at 330 gallons per minute. The pump is driven by a 50 horsepower submersible pump. From the well, water is pumped to the treatment plant. The treatment process consists of aeration and filtration for iron removal and softening. Chlorine is added to the water to provide disinfection as required by our DNR operating permit. The ph of the water is adjusted and it continues on to a 150,000 gallon ground storage reservoir. From the ground storage the water is pumped to the water tower by one of three high service pumps. Two of the pumps are 50 horsepower and deliver 750 gallons per minute. The third pump is 75 horsepower and pumps 1,000 gallons per minute. From the water tower the water is delivered throughout the system by a series of water mains that range in size from 4 inches through 10 inches.
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