Water Treatment Plant


The City of Moberly Water Treatment Plant (WTP) has a rated capacity of 5.0 million gallons per day (MGD) and operates at average flow of 1250 gallons per minute. The City’s current demand is approximately 1.1 MGD, which the WTP supplies by operating an average of 14 hours per day. The WTP completed renovations in 2006 to 2007 with new lime and carbon feed systems, low service and high service pumps, covered secondary settling basin, and filter media replacement.

Raw Water

The City’s source of raw water is Sugar Creek Lake, located Northwest of the City. The WTP staff manages the Lake and surrounding areas including recreational facilities; 200 acres of timber, boat ramps, shelter houses, and a Ranger Station that can be utilized for meetings, weddings, reunions, and other events. Fishing and boating are allowed, but swimming is strictly prohibited. Boats must operate at idle speed only.

Routine Operations

  • Maintain water levels in storage facilities around town to assure adequate supply at all times.
  • Maintenance of all equipment and facilities at City Water Treatment Plant and water towers.
  • Monitor chemical feeders, pumps, and processes necessary in the
  • Monitor remote control and data acquisition equipment from water towers and lift stations for alarm conditions and normal operation.
  • production of safe drinking water.
  • Sample and test water from different stages of the water treatment process and distribution system to assure water quality.

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