The Water Division is responsible for the proper treatment of domestic potable water and the distribution of water to City residents and businesses. This division's daily operations include the maintenance and operation of the water distribution system and the treatment plant itself.
The water system for the City of Alma is composed of approximately 61 miles of water main, six production wells, an elevated storage tank and the water treatment plant which is the heart of the system. The Gratiot Area Water Authority operates and maintains the treatment plant and the Water Division of the Public Works Department maintains the water distribution system through out the City. The treatment plant was originally constructed to allow use of the Pine River as a water source for the City. The City of Alma relies on the Pine River as a backup source of domestic water; the balance is supplied by six wells; well number 1, 7 8, 9, 10 and 11. These are presently the only production wells in service. Wells three though six no longer exist, they were abandoned and capped in the 1950's and 60's. Well #2 was officially abandoned in 2018.
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