Water Plant Staff:
Director: Michael Osborn
Chief Operator: Earl (Trey) Crossman
Water Plant Operators: Alfred (Al) Sloan, Aubrey (Penney) Parrish, Tracy Betz
Maintenance Technician: Kevin McAuliffe
The Price Creek Water Treatment Plant is committed to its fundamental objective of providing water service of the highest quality for drinking, industrial and general municipal uses.
To meet that objective, the Authority will adhere to the following principles:
The Floridian Aquifer is one of the most productive sources of ground water in the United States. In Columbia County, the Floridian Aquifer generally contains brackish water. For this reason, Lake City located its new well field in the eastern part Columbia County.
Our facility uses an ozone treatment process, which aggressively treats the water to disinfect it. Afterwards we use a chlorine or chloramine disinfectant, to assure disinfection throughout our system. With aggressive treatment and monitoring by the Cities Water Utility, the water delivered to your home or business complies with or is better than all state and federal drinking water requirements. Aggressive treatment does not always improve tap water's taste, odor, or softness.
What is water supposed to taste like? Ask a group of people and you'll receive a variety of answers based on our own unique palate and taste preferences.
Transmission and Distribution Systems
Two 1.5-million-gallon ground storage tanks are located at the treatment complex.
The western booster pumping station is used to boost pressure and to maintain chlorine residuals. The elevated tank is used to maintain a constant pressure in the distribution system in the event of an emergency situation.
Drinking Water Testing and Analysis
Information Test And Results Interpretation
Yearly landscape watering rules can be found at the web site listed below.
Beware of Water Testing Sales Tactic:
Water treatment salespeople use many tactics, including the sludge test - exaggerating the amount of minerals in water and making it seem harmful. The color change test - using a chemical to change water color making the homeowner think the water is contaminated. And horror stories - showing news articles about toxic waste, etc.
Responding to numerous calls concerning "Free Water Testing Services" from companies who include in their company titles words like "Florida" and or "Utilities", Lake City Utilities representatives are informing customers that the City of Lake City does not represent these companies or endorse their testing methodology.