Water, Wastewater and Reuse
General Information 407-571-8686
The Water Treatment Plant 2 expansion project was completed early 2007. Features of the expanded facility include additional water storage capacity, larger variable speed pumps, updated electrical power and control systems, and improved security. Additionally, landscaping and architectural enhancements provide for a visually pleasing facility.
An additional pump will be added to each of the Citys two water treatment plants during 2010-2011 to ensure adequate pumping capacity through at least 2020.
The disinfection systems at the primary water treatment plants were changed from chlorine gas to sodium hypochlorite, which is strong bleach. The disinfection system at the water reclamation facility will also be converted to sodium hypochlorite during 2011. The primary reason for the change is that sodium hypochlorite is safer than chlorine gas for both the City staff working at the facilities and for the public.
Maintenance of the elevated water storage tanks, more commonly known as water towers, is necessary to maintain the sanitary and structural integrity of the tanks. The Hydropillar tank that is north of the Altamonte Mall was refurbished during 2010.