Water Filtration Plant Switchgear Refurbishment
Start on July 18, 2022, Evansville Water and Sewer Utility will being refurbishing the main switchgear at the Water Filtration Plant. The switchgear is a series of electrical components that provide power to operate the water facility. This project phase is expected to take approximately one week to complete.
During this electrical system renewal, the Water Filtration Plant will receive its power from temporary diesel generators. There is a slight chance some customers located closest to the Water Filtration Plant could recognize a small, temporary water pressure reduction during the transitions from the normal electrical grid to generators and back to the grid.
The vast majority of customers will not notice any fluctuation in water pressure. However, the Utility wants customers to be aware of the system upgrade if the water pressure reduction is encountered during these temporary transition periods next week.
The switchgear needs to be refurbished now because of the age and condition of the equipment. The upgrade will keep the plant running more reliably while EWSU begins the process of building a new water treatment plant.
Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) provides high-quality, safe and dependable water and sewer services to more than 63,000 customers in Vanderburgh County and parts of Gibson, Posey and Warrick counties. EWSU maintains more than 1,000 miles of water lines, 800 miles of sewer lines, 6,100 hydrants, eight water storage facilities, two wastewater treatment plants and one water filtration plant. The utility also manages the City’s street sweeping and trash and recycling contracts. EWSU meets or exceeds all state and federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards while protecting land and water resources for future generations.