Protecting Water Quality
The reservoir measures approximately 2 miles long by 1 mile wide with depths varying from 40 to 80 feet. Surface water collected here could stay in storage for months, so the water must be aerated and circulated to prevent algae blooms and protect taste and odor. Water quality in the reservoir is protected by seven 40-foot tall aeration towers as well as air diffusers that run along the bottom of the facility. Compressed air is directed through the towers and diffusers to increase the oxygen levels and prevent algae growth.