Portland’s present water treatment facility went into service in October of 2002. Our main source for water is the West Fork of Drakes creek, with City Lake being our alternate source during dry months or drought conditions. The water treatment plant is a conventional filtration facility that includes the processes of rapid chemical mixing, flocculation, coagulation, sedimentation and filtration and is designed to treat a maximum of 3.0 million gallons of water per day. Currently the five WT4 certified operators on staff produce an average of 1.97 million gallons of potable water every day.
Every year since 2005 the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (www.taud.org) hosts the Best Tasting Water in Tennessee competition, and three times (2007, 2010, 2012) the Portland Water System has won the competition for Region 5 which includes Sumner, Robertson, Davidson and Wilson Counties. We strive to bring a safe quality product to our customers and hope to win more these awards in the future.
Click here to view our2011 Water Quality Report.