The City of Evansville’s Water Department withdraws water from the Ohio River. The 60 million gallon per day treatment plant filters, treats, monitors, and tests the water prior to delivering it to its customers. Our laboratory tests the water within the plant and throughout the distribution system 365 days per year to insure the quality meets or exceeds all federal and state water quality standards. The Evansville Water Department delivers water to approximately 60,000 customers in Vanderburgh, Gibson, and Warrick counties either directly or indirectly through wholesale customers of German Township Water, Gibson Water, Town of Elberfeld, or Town of Newburgh.
The Evansville Water Department has 8 storage tanks in its system including the newest addition completed in July 2010, a 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank pictured here and located on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana. In addition, there are approximately 1,000 miles of water mains in the system and includes approximately 6,000 fire hydrants. On average, 23 million gallons of water per day is treated.