Facts & Figures

Moline Water Division: Facts & Figures

  • 1.8 billion gallons of Mississippi River water treated each year
  • Use 10 processes to treat the water supply (screening, oxidation, adsorption, disinfection, clarification, softening, sedimentation, recarbonation, sequestering, filtration, and fluoridation)
  • Water Distribution System consists of more than 235 miles of water main, 2,500 fire hydrants, 2,900 mainline valves, and 3 elevated water towers
  • Over 17,000 water customers
  • 34 employees who work in following areas: Water Plant Operations and Maintenance (O&M); Laboratory Activities; Distribution System O&M; Metering, Utility Billing and Customer Service; and Water Supply Administration
  • Water Plant is staffed 24/7 and additional personnel are on emergency stand-by at all times
  • Collect over 72,000 meter readings and complete around 8,500 service calls each year
  • We rely exclusively on the money from water bills to finance our operation (no tax $)
  • Our water costs less than 1/2 of a penny per gallon