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Water Department

The Town of Granite Falls Water Treatment Facility is located at 100 Lakeside Avenue, near the river bank of Lake Rhodhiss. First constructed in 1941, at a cost of $50,000, the facility was equipped with one raw water pump, one finished water pump and had the capability of producing 300,000 gallons of water per day.

In 1960, a Water and Sewer Bond issue for $125,000 made possible an upgraded to the Water Plant which doubled its capacity to 600,000 gallons per day.  Other improvements were made to the facility in 1970, in the late 70's and again in 1983, which brought the plants capacity up to 1,200,000 gallons per day.

On February 18, 1991, the Town Council approved the plans for a major Water Treatment Facility expansion, at the cost of $1,978,000.  Bids were awarded on June 1, 1992, and the final inspection of the completed project was held on August 25, 1993.  At present, the facility is equipped with five raw water pumps, five finished water pumps and has the capability of producing 2,500,000 gallons of water per day. Water production serves 2234 residential, 243 commercial, and 10 wholesale customers.

Annual Reports

Phone Number:
(828) 396-3180
Person in Charge:
Chris Graybeal, Water Resources Director
Email:
graybeal@granitefallsnc.com

 
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