reservoirs

The Authority has two off-stream raw water reservoirs located in DeSoto County near the Peace River Water Treatment Facility. Reservoir 1 is an 85-acre, 500 million gallon, in-ground facility constructed in the early 1980’s. Reservoir 2 is a 640-acre, 6 billion gallon, above-ground facility completed in 2009.

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Water pumped from the Peace River is conveyed at rates up to 120 million gallons per day through large diameter pipelines into Reservoir 2. Stored water in Reservoir 2 supplies water to Reservoir 1 an outlet tower and a control valve by gravity discharge. Pumping facilities on Reservoir 1 supply raw water to the Peace River Facility for treatment.

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