City Water Meets, Exceeds Government Standards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): High marks for Fort Wayne’s water quality. More details will be in your mail box next week. The report shows that the city’s water met or exceeded both state and federal standards.

The  press release from the City of Fort Wayne:

The annual water quality report is prepared and distributed as required by state and federal regulators.  In addition to being mailed to every City Utilities water customer, the water quality report may be viewed on the City’s website at:

City Water Report

Anyone desiring additional copies may call the 311.

Fort Wayne City Utilities takes water from the St. Joseph River and treats it at the Three Rivers Filtration Plant using several processes including filtration and disinfection.  At maximum capacity, the Plant can produce 72 million gallons of treated water per day. 

In 2013, a total of just under 11 billion gallons of water – or an average of about 30 million gallons per day – was produced and delivered to City Utilities customers. Nearly 79,000 homes and businesses in Fort Wayne and New Haven receive water from City Utilities.

City Utilities chemists test water for more than 120 substances at all stages in the water treatment process.  The annual water quality report shows test results for a number of substances that are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). 

In addition to making sure the water meets quality regulations, testing also helps employees make adjustments to the treatment process to ensure the water that leaves the Plant is safe and great-tasting.