Water Treatment Plant


(231) 922-4920


City of Traverse City
Water Treatment Plant
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684

Jackie Johnson

Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

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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.

Our Water Source

The City’s drinking water source is Lake Michigan.  The water filtration plant treats the raw lake water to meet EPA and state-regulated drinking water standards.

For the year ending December 31, 2023

  • The daily average pumpage was 5.49 MGD
  • The minimum day (12/25/18) was 2.12 MGD
  • The maximum day (7/21/18) was 12.49 MG
  • The total pumpage for the year was 2,004 MG