Water Treatment Plant
The Water Treatment Plant has a permitted capacity of 20 Million Gallons per Day (20 MGD). It provides high-quality drinking water to the residents and businesses of Traverse City and portions of Garfield, Elmwood and Peninsula Townships. Daily demand ranges from under 3 MGD in the winter months to nearly 14 MGD during prolonged dry spells during the summer months.
For the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2013:
The daily average was 6.00 MGD;
The minimum day (11/28/12) was 2.24 MGD;
The maximum day (7/16/13) was 14.06 MG;
The previous maximum day (July 2007) was 14.771 MG;
and the total for the year was 2,118,211,773 gallons