Water Treatment Plant

About Treatment Plant


  • The City takes its water from the Missouri River.
  • The water treatment plant has a staff of 14.
  • The current treatment capacity of the water treatment plant is 28.6 million gallons per day (MGD).
  • Average daily water production for 2016 was 9.85 MGD.
  • Maximum daily water production in 2016 was 22.4 MGD.
Bismarck Water Treatment Plant "Did You Know"
Horizontal Collector Well Handout

The City also supplies water to the South Central Regional Water District and the City of Lincoln which use an average of approximately 0.3 MGD and 0.2 MGD, respectively.

About the System


The water distribution system is an elaborate network of approximately 320 miles of water pipe ranging in diameter from 3 inches to 42 inches, incorporating 2900 hydrants, 5900 valves and five pump stations. Five underground reservoirs and 3 elevated tanks provide approximately 22 million gallons of water storage.