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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 15:20

By the numbers

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Town of Waynesville

• Customers: 6,345

• Miles of line: 143 

• Daily volume: 3.4 million gallons with a peak of 4.5 million gallons in summer

• Maximum capacity of water plant: 8 million gallons/day

• Storage capacity: 6 million gallons of treated water and 450 million gallons of raw water

• Where the water comes from: 8,000-acre preserved watershed at the head of Allens Creek feeds a 55-acre dammed lake

• Turf: All of Waynesville and many areas surrounding town limits

Maggie Valley Sanitary District

• Customers: 3,800

• Miles of line: 106 

• Daily volume: 1.05 million gallons with a peak of 1.5 million gallons in summer and fall

• Maximum capacity of water plant: 3 million gallons/day

• Storage capacity: 1.560 million gallons of treated water and 0 gallons of raw water

• Where the water comes from: One intake on Jonathan Creek and one intake on Campbell Creek

• Turf: Maggie Valley, Jonathan Creek and parts of Dellwood

Town of Canton

• Customers: 3,800

• Miles of line: 66

• Daily volume: 1.2 million gallons, with a peak of 1.7 million gallons

• Maximum capacity of water plant: 4 million gallons/day. Disclaimer: the plant can’t pull more than 2 million gallons a day from the river due to its intake design, rendering the plant’s overall capacity moot.

• Storage capacity: 3.8 million gallons of treated water and 0 gallons of raw water

• Where the water comes from: Pigeon River, with intake a half-mile upstream from town

• Turf: All of Canton, plus surrounding area, reaching west to Clyde and north of I-40

Junaluska Sanitary District

• Customers: 1,800

• Miles of line: 101

• Daily volume: 330,000 gallons

• Where the water comes from: Buys bulk water at wholesale rates from Waynesville and resells it

• Storage capacity: 1.382 million gallons

• Turf: This stand-alone water-and-sewer utility serves the middle of the county, reaching from Haywood Community College to the I-40 interchange on N.C. 209.

Town of Clyde

• Customers: 1,200

• Miles of line: 23

• Average volume: 220,000 gallons/day

• Where the water comes from: Buys bulk water at wholesale rates from Canton and resells it.

• Storage capacity: 400,000 gallons of treated water

• Turf: Clyde area, and just outside town limits

Lake Junaluska Assembly

• Customers: 894

• Daily volume: 128,043 gallons, with the winter low and summer high fluctuating from 96,000 to 175,000 gallons

• Where the water comes from: Buys bulk water at wholesale rates from Waynesville and resells it

• Turf: Lake Junaluska Conference Center and residential neighborhoods surrounding the lake

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