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Chemicals Used In Treatment & Purpose
Chlorine - Disinfection and oxidation of iron/manganese.
Aluminum Sulfate - Co-agulation/flocculation.
Sodium Hydroxide - PH adjustment.
Activated Carbon  - Removal of organic.
Hydrofluosilicic Acid - Dental caries (cavities) reduction.


Our Water Treatment Plant is open 24 hours a day and employs 6 full-time employees. The plant offers tours on a request basis. If your group or organization would like to tour the plant you would call the Water Plant and set up a tour date and time through the Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Frank Bradley. 

The Plant was constructed in 1949-1950. It was then expanded to its present size in 1979. This plant serves an average population of 14,200 people. The average daily consumption of water use is 1,700,000 gallons. The raw water supply comes from East Fork Lake and has a 5.5 billion gallon capacity. The three largest water users are: 1) Prairie Farms 2) National Vinegar and 3) Richland Memorial Hospital. 

The City of Olney has four elevated storage facilities with a total capacity of 2.8 million gallons. The Water Plant capacity is 2.2 million gallons per day. The average daily consumption is 1.4 million gallons with a peak consumption of 1.8 million gallons per day.

Contact Info:


Frank Bradley, Water Plant Supervisor
Olney Water Plant

4061 E. Seven Hills Lane

Olney, IL 62450

Ph. (618) 392-3741