Village of Spencerville

116 S. Broadway St.

Spencerville, Ohio  45887

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Water Department

The Village of Spencerville first began treating and distributing water to its customers in 1929.  Since that time, the treatment plant and distribution system have undergone numerous renovations which have resulted in better treatment, storage and distribution.  All of these improvements have been made in order to stay in continuous compliance with all drinking water standards.  Our primary goal is to provide an adequate supply of safe, quality drinking water at a reasonable cost to our customers.

We are very fortunate to have an adequate supply of ground water, free from bacteria and other contaminants.  The original system was supplied by two (2) wells located near the treatment plant.  In 1984, the Village drilled another well at Old Acadia Park, on the north end of town.  The three (3) wells are all cycled in rotation and draw water from the Silurian fractured carbonate aquifer.  Each well is capable of producing 500 gallons per minute.

In 2012, construction of a new treatment plant was started.  The new plant went online in September 2014 and is producing a high quality filtered and softened drinking water.  The new treatment process is as follows: ground water is pumped from the wells to the aerator (where hydrogen sulfide gases are released), chlorine is also injected at the aerator and the iron oxidation process begins in the detention tanks, water flows to the low service pump station where it is pumped to the six (6) sand filters, after filtration, the water is dechlorinated, fed with anti-scalant and enters the nanofiltration softening membranes, after softening, the permeate or finished water, (along with filtered blend water) is injected with chlorine (for disinfection) and caustic soda (for pH and corrosion control) and is pumped to the clearwells where it is ready for distribution to the system.

As part of the 2012 – 2014 improvements, the Village built a laboratory, which has been certified by the Ohio EPA.  Although we are able to perform several tests in our laboratory on a daily basis, we still need to send various samples to an outside laboratory for analysis.    

The Village’s distribution system consists of approximately 16.5 miles of pipe, ranging in size from 4” – 16”, approximately 190 main line valves and 145 fire hydrants.  In addition, we have 1,000 service connections ranging in size from ¾” – 4”.  The overall condition of our distribution system is critical and steadily deteriorating.  

In 2006, the Village completed construction of a new 400,000 gallon elevated storage tank, which replaced the 100,000 gallon tank.  Not only did this increase our amount of water readily available, it also increased the pressure in the system by +/-3 psi.

The Village of Spencerville encourages water conservation; we offer an educational program that focuses on what consumers can do to conserve and protect our water supply.  If you are interested in this program, please contact the Utilities office (419-647-6263) for further details.

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