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Water Treatment
The Water Treatment Division provides complete treatment of water including chlorination, fluoridation, filtration, and pumping. Pumping includes several remote booster pump stations and three storage tanks. Bacteriological laboratory facilities are maintained for daily examination of samples collected from the plant and distribution system.

The Water Treatment Division goal is to process a supply of potable water exceeding specifications as required by state and federal agencies in order to meet the needs and health requirements of the community and also to provide adequate water supply for city wide fire protection. The water plant processes approximately 870,000,000 gallons per year.

Plant Information
Tours can be arranged by calling Plant Superintendent, Norm Dodson. If you have water quality complaints, contact the Water Treatment Plant superintendent.

Click on the link below to see time lapse of Water Plant being built.

Water Quality Control
The following are the parameters for water quality control for the finished water as it leaves the Water Treatment Plant:
Parameter Rate
Chlorine Free Cl2, 1.1-1.7 mg/L
Total Cl2, 1.3-1.8 mg/L
Hardness 80-130 mg/L as Calcium Carbonate
(4.7-7.6 grains)
Iron 0.01-0.05 mg/L
Manganese 0.1 mg/L
Parameter Rate
pH 7.9-8.3mg/L
Phenol Alkalinity 0-16 mg/L
Phosphate 0.2-0.6 mg/L
Total Alkalinity 60-120 mg/L

The above numbers are realistic ones which we normally operate by. Any significant variations from them are usually temporary and brought back in line within a matter of a few hours.

Norm Dodson
Norm Dodson

Plant Superintendent
Ph: (319) 463-5200

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Dan Horn
Assistant Plant Superintendent
Ph: (319) 463-5200

Water Treatment Plant

Joe Peitz

Plant Operator

Ed Bartholomew
Plant Operator 

Mike Kempker
Plant Operator 

2489 280th St.
Montrose, IA 52639
Ph: (319) 463-5200