The BPW has a pump station located at Broad River to pump raw water to Lake Whelchel. Water is gravity flowed to Victor water treatment plant and Cherokee water treatment plant for treatment. Treatment for drinking water involves the removal of contaminants from raw water to produce water that is pure enough for human consumption without any short term or long-term risk of any adverse health effect. The processes involved in removing the contaminants include physical processes such as settling and filtration chemical processes such as disinfection and coagulation.
The following processes is used for municipal drinking water treatment:
The water is then stored in the onsite 6.1 MGD clear wells until the high service pump it into the distribution system lines. (IE: Peachoid Tank, Montgomery Tank, Smith Tank, Cherokee Falls Tank, and Macedonia Tank) The Elevated Tanks help distribute treated water to your home, they provide storage for fire protection and Tanks help provide pressure to the distribution system.