Milford Water Department has been providing safe drinking water to its customers since 1936. The City provides water for its 6,000+ customers from our ground water treatment plant inside the city limits. Milford’s water is drawn from four ground water wells. Each well is rated to produce 550 gallons per minute (gpm) situated along the Little Miami River. Ground water is naturally “hard” and requires that we soften to reduce the hardness of the water.
Water is pumped to our treatment plant where it is soften, aerated, and filtered. The final step in the treatment process is the addition of fluoride and chlorine. Fluoride is added to help prevent tooth decay and chlorine is added for disinfection. The water is then pumped from our treatment plant to our two elevated storage tanks which have a combined storage of 795,000 gallons.
Milford finished water has the following characteristics at the customer’s tap.
Hardness: 140mg/l (milligrams per liter) or 8 gpg (grains per gallon)
pH: 8.8 – 9.2
Fluoride: 0.8 – 1.0 mg/l
Chlorine: 0.5 – 1.0 mg/l
Milford’s average plant production is 735,000 gallons per day (gpd). This production varies depending on the season and weather conditions.
Water Quality Report
The City of Milford has released the 2009 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for informational purposes. The report outlines the characteristics of the water and is available for download or by contacting the Utility Billing Department.
Well Head Protection (WHP)
The City of Milford is currently working with the OEPA to approve our WHP plan. The intent of the plan is to identify potential sources of contamination, develop emergency contingency plans should contamination occur, and to initiate measures to avoid contamination.