A staff of nine (9) full time personnel presently supports the Water Works Department. One Superintendent, seven Water Operators and one Administrative Coordinator.
The basic function of this Department is the administration, operation and maintenance of the municipal water treatment and distribution systems within the Town of Innisfil. There is presently one lake base (or surface water) treatment plant and five ground supply systems and associated distribution systems operating. These systems are described briefly in the following.
LAKESHORE WATER FILTRATION PLANT
The Town of Innisfil through funding made available from the Ontario Clean Water Agency (O.C.W.A.) constructed a water filtration plant and distribution system to serve the water requirements initially in the Alcona area. Water source is from a 900mm intake pipe 300 M off shore in Lake Simcoe. Production of water from this facility began in June 1996.To date approximately 5750 residential and commercial units have connected to this system, which runs from just north of the 10th Line in the north to just south of the 7th Line. Incorporated into this water system is a 2 million-gallon grade level reservoir located at 1610 Innisfil Beach Road. In 2006 a transmission main was constructed from the Reservoir at 1610 Innisfil Beach Rd to Bradford giving them a higher capacity of water. By 2008 Phase Two of the expansion was completed thus enabling the plant to service more area and population. The present rated capacity of this Filtration Plant is 25,539m3 or 5.6 million gallons of water per day, to serve a population of approximately 64,000 based on a per capita of consumption of 400 litres per person per day.
CHURCHILL WATER SYSTEM
This water system was initially constructed in 1974 and presently services 177 residents, in the community of Churchill. This facility consists of 3 wells, these wells pump to an underground reservoir that has a capacity of 30,000 gallons. Presently this system is NOT rated as having fire protection capacity.
STROUD WATER SYSTEM
This water system was originally constructed in 1970. This facility consists of 2 wells. Presently there are 624 consumers connected, this includes residential, commercial plazas, a public school and the senior citizens residents. Is fire protection.
INNISFIL HEIGHTS WATER SYSTEM
This system was commissioned in 1975. Residential, commercial and industrial have expanded to now have 152 connections on this system. Presently there are 2 wells to supply this area with a combined capacity of 450 g p/m. Is fire protected
GOLDCREST WATER SYSTEM
This system was commissioned in 1989 to serve a 63-lot subdivision. This system is supplied by 2 wells, with a combined capacity of 50 gp/m. The standpipe has a capacity of 96,600 gallons.. Is fire protected.
COOKSTOWN WATER SYSTEM
This system was commissioned in 1962 to serve the area of Cookstown. The existing 200,000 gallon storage Standpipe was refurbished and a new Standpipe constructed to give this system combined storage of 400,000 gallons. Presently there are 434 residential and commercial connections on this system. Is fire protection.
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