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Water Storage Reservoirs

There are four storage reservoirs in the Town's system, two tanks with elevated storage and two grade level reservoirs with high-lift pumping. The total storage capacity in these reservoirs is approximately 3.5 million gallons, or approximately 16,000 m3.

The well pumps are controlled by water levels in the elevated storage.  When the water level drops, the well pumps turn on, and water is pumped into the distribution system.  Any surplus beyond what is required to satisfy the demand, goes into storage. When the reservoirs are full, the pumps are automatically shut off. Water typically flows from, or is pumped out of, storage to satisfy what is referred to as "the peak hour demand", which usually occurs in the morning and again in the early evening, or during a fire fighting emergency.