The City of Worthington provides drinking water to its residents from groundwater sources which include two wells located within the City itself and seven wells located in the area known as the Lake Bella Well Field. The wells range in depth from 57 to 102 feet and draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian Aquifer and the Quaternary Water Table Aquifer. We have the capability of pumping and processing approximately 3,500 gallons per minute or 5,000,000 gallons per day. The average water consumption per day for 2013 was 2,866,515 gallons with the largest day being 4,276,000 gallons.
Worthington Public Utilities’ water treatment plant is an iron and manganese removal plant utilizing greensand media gravity filters. The current maximum daily supply capacity of the plant is five million gallons per day.
Worthington’s current water quality meets all the primary drinking water regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
|Total Dissolved Solids, mg/l||573|
|Total Hardness, mg/l||420|
|Nitrate + Nitrite Nitrogen Total, mg/l||0.07|