Plymouth’s water begins in the subterranean bedrock layer know as the Prairie du Chein-Jordan aquifer. Water seeps through the layers of sandstone and dolomite to reach the 16 wells that supply water to most residents and businesses in Plymouth. From the wells, the water is taken to one of two water treatment plants operated by the city where the water is filtered and treated to reach the stringent standards for drinking water. It is then stored in several water towers and reservoirs.
Plymouth’s water is abundant, but it is not limitless. It is also not cheap. That’s why it’s important to take steps to smooth out the peak uses in the summer and conserve water all year long. That will ensure that the existing system will deliver reliable and affordable water for years to come.
Learn more about saving water – take the WaterSense Quiz (PDF).