Are we connected to the Flint Water System, should I be concerned about my water in Owosso?
No, we have our own water supply from our own groundwater wells right here in Owosso. We have excellent water quality from our wells and our water treatment ensures that our water is not corrosive.
Where does City water come from?
Six groundwater wells serve as our water supply source. Two wells (Hintz & Osburn) are located north & east of Owosso. Two wells (Local Wells #1 & #13) are located near our water treatment plant near S. Gould St. And two wells (Palmer Wells #2 & #3) are located south of town, off Palmer Street near Hopkins Lake. All the wells are individually tested to ensure they are a safe source of water. The city has in place an approved wellhead protection program to further protect our source water from future, potential sources of contamination. If you ever suspect any contamination is occurring within our well head protection zone please contact us at 725-0560 right away.
How is the City water treated?
All six wells deliver water to our central treatment plant, though generally only 1 or 2 wells are used at any given time. The drinking water treatment plant is located east of S. Gould Street just north of Allendale Avenue. The water treatment process consists of lime softening for hardness reduction and iron removal, dual media filtration and chlorine disinfection. Fluoride is added as a dental health measure increasing the natural concentration from 0.4 parts per million to 0.6 parts per million. On average the city treats and delivers 1,500,000 gallons of water per day. The water plant is staffed and operated around the clock.