The City employs three certified water and wastewater operators at the treatment plant who are responsible for the drinking water production and treatment operations and the 13 mile sewer collection system.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Jonesville upgraded the wastewater treatment facility in August of 2005. The upgrade doubled the flow capacity from 0.3 million gallons per day to 0.61 million gallons per day. The facility includes two trickling filters and two clarifiers designed to remove both biochemical oxygen demand and ammonia nitrogen. The plant is also equipped with pressure filters and ultraviolet light for disinfection. New bio-solids treatment and storage areas were also constructed at that time. The plant is able to meet new guidelines set by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for discharge into the St. Joseph River.
The Sewer Lateral Policy can be viewed by clicking on Utility Documents and Forms in the Quick Links section.
Water Production and Treatment
The water supply at the City of Jonesville is supplied by two wells each capable of pumping more than 500 gallons per minute. The water is treated to remove iron before it is pumped into the City water distribution system. After the iron is removed, the water is disinfected with chlorine, and fluoride is added at recommended state levels. A 500,000 gallon spherical water tower provides storage, fire protection, and water pressure throughout the City. The iron removal plant is equipped with a permanent standby generator that will provide water during times of power failure.
The latest Drinking Water Quality Report can be viewed by clicking on Utility Documents and Forms in the Quick Links section.
The Waste Water Treatment Plant staff provide water testing services through the City's certified laboratory. These include many of the common tests needed on private wells and water supplies. Contact the staff for a current list of the tests that can be provided and a schedule of fees for testing.
Rick Mahoney, Water and Wastewater Superintendent