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Shawn Sexton
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Boca Raton has always been at the forefront of advanced drinking water treatment. In 1927, the City constructed one of the first municipal water treatment facilities in South Florida. Clarence H. Geist convinced the Town Council of the importance of a town water supply, and even provided a loan to the town for the project. The water works facility was located on the site that is now City Hall. It treated 500,000 gallons of water per day and also included a water tower more than 100 feet tall.

The raw groundwater supply in South Florida contains relatively high levels of naturally occurring dissolved organic material. Consequently, as in many South Florida communities, Boca Raton’s drinking water was high in color. While color does not pose a health concern, it is aesthetically objectionable to many consumers.

In the late 1990’s, City leaders began a project to comply with new, stringent water quality regulations and also established a goal of the project to dramatically improve the aesthetic quality of the drinking water supplied to customers. The City Council authorized final design and construction of a 40-mgd, state-of-the-art membrane softening process at the Glades Road Utility Services complex.

Today, residents rely on the modern, 70-million-gallon-per-day (mgd) water treatment plant located at the Utility Services complex for quality drinking water.