Water Treatment Plant

Somerset Borough Water Supply

 

Somerset Borough’s water supply comes from four facilities:

Water PlantFacility #1 - Conventional Water Treatment Plant

Laurel Hill Filtration Plant

(Formally Surface Water now processes Ground Water only)

It is located in Jefferson Township .5 miles north of Bakersville on the Bakersville/Edie Road.

1.85 MGD by Permit

The Somerset Borough Water Treatment Plant produces 1.58 million gallons of water per day. The plant is a conventional rapid sand filtration water treatment plant.

Water is transferred to town through twelve miles of 16” pipe to three storage tanks, known as the Hickory Hill Tanks, which holds two million gallons of water. It is then transferred from the storage tanks to the network of water lines to our customers and to the North Somerset
Pump Station.

The North Somerset Pump Station can pump water to the State Hospital Tanks which holds two million gallons or transfer water from the State Hospital Tanks to the Hickory Hill Tanks prior to the network of water lines.

The water treatment plant is staffed seven days a week by state licensed operators and one trainee who are responsible for all aspects of operation and maintenance of the water treatment facilities.

Shaffer RunFacility #2 - Well Water Treatment Plant

Shaffer Run Water Treatment Plant

(Ground Water) This system is the Shaffer Run Well System.

Two wells are located on 650 acres of land owned by the Authority. It is .8 Miles from Rt. 31 on the Bakersville/Edie Road to Shaffer Run Road. Turn left on Shaffer Run Road and go approximately .3 miles to the plant.

1.152 MGD by Permit

Coxes CreekFacility #3 - Well Water Treatment Plant

Coxes Creek Water Treatment Plant

(Ground Water) Coxes Creek Water Plant source is well water, from three wells. It is located 3 miles West of Somerset, 1.5 miles North of Rt. 31 North on Coxes Creek Road.

.864 MGD by Permit

The Coxes Creek Water Treatment Plant produces .536 million gallons of water per day.
The plant is a rapid sand filtration water treatment plant.

Water is transferred to town through three miles of 12” pipe to three storage tanks, known as the Hickory Hill Tanks, which holds two million gallons of water. It is then transferred from the storage tanks to the network of water lines to our customers and to the North Somerset
Pump Station.

Quemahoning Chemical Feed BuildingFacility #4 - Quemahoning Chemical Feed Building

Quemahoning Chemical Feed Building

(Purchase of Surface Water) The Quemahoning Chemical Feed Building’s source water is from the Somerset County General Authority Water System. It is located 2.7 miles East of Somerset, The southern side of Glades Pike, Route 31 East The Building sits on the west side of the State Hospital Tanks.

2.0 MGD capability

The Quemahoning Chemical Feed Building processes 1.0 million gallons of water per day.

Water is transferred to the State Hospital Tanks, which holds two million gallons of water. The water flows to town through a network of water lines to our customers and to the North Somerset Pump Station.


Typical Somerset Borough DAILY Water Usage

Water Consumption Graph

Bulk Sales - 638,194 gallons

  • Bulk Water includes various bulk water quantities sold to other municipalities, vactor usage, sweeper usage, and bulk water sold to various contractors throughout the year.

Residential - 361,312 gallons

  • Residential accounts include all homes and/or apartments within the Borough.

Commercial - 217,192 gallons

  • Commercial accounts include the various local businesses located throughout the Borough.

Institutional - 156,246 gallons

  • Institutional accounts include schools, libraries, prisons, county office buildings, recreational buildings, as well as the Borough Building itself and the pumpstations we maintain.

Industrial - 15,585 gallons

  • Industrial accounts include those businesses that manufacture goods in the Borough, as well as the sprinkler systems throughout these buildings.

Somerset Borough Water Treatment Facility Staff

  • Larry Kowatch

Superintendant Chief Operator
Certificate# W12539

 
  • Matt Kalp

Operator IV
Certificate# W18611

  • Brad Lorence

Operator IV
Certificate# W16424

 
  • Greg Bowlby

Operator III

  • Joel Yoder

Operator IV
Certificate# W17128

 
  • Brad Lorence

Operator IV
Certificate# W19077