The City of Jamestown owns and operates the City Water Plant capable of producing 7,000,000 million gallons of water a day. The City’s water is in compliance with all EPA regulations and all regulations set forth by the North Dakota State Department of Health.
The average daily water usage is 2,500,000 gallons per day with peak demand during the summer months of 6,000,000 gallons per day.
The treated drinking water is pumped to 4 elevated tanks and 2 underground storage facilities. The storage provides for fire protection and covers peak demand periods.
The regulation of drinking water by the federal government began with the 1976 Safe Drinking Water Act. New and more stringent regulations have been added by the EPA almost every year since then. The drinking water industry is the most heavily regulated industry in the country.