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Water Distribution System

london ohio water towerThe City of London Water Distribution System consists of 3/4" to 14 inch diameter size water lines through-out the city. Types of pipe consist of galvanized, cooper, cast iron, and ductile iron pipes.

The distribution system receives it's water from six underground wells at the water treatment plant. These six wells pump from three different levels in the ground.

The City of London Ohio Water Department crews are responsible for water main breaks, repairs to the water system, water meters, fire hydrants repairs, and the maintenance to the Water Plant itself. 

Emergency Line Leaks / Breaks: Call 740-852-9656

Email Marty Colwell is the Superintendent of the City of London Water Distribution Services for concerns about your water services system.

 

Fun Water Facts

  • Only 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water. 97% of the water on Earth is salt water.
  • The water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s fresh water.
  • 68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.
  • 30% of fresh water is in the ground.
  • 1.7% of the world’s water is frozen and therefore unusable.
  • Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface.
  • Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City.
  • Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
  • Nearly one-half of the water used by Americans is used for thermoelectric power generation.
  • In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).
  • It takes six and a half years for the average American residence to use the amount of water required to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool (660,000 gallons).
  • It takes seven and a half years for the average American residence to use the same amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls in one second (750,000 gallons).
  • The average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute. You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
  • Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water. A five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
  • A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.

Want to learn more? This fun Information is from the EPA Water Trivia web page.

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