Water / Wastewater
The City of Clermont provides an average of more than 180 million gallons of water to its customers each month.
For the fifth year in a row, the City of Clermont's East Water System received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Plant Operations Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding water treatment plant operation, maintenance and compliance.
The water comes from the Floridan Aquifer, which lies deep below the surface and is replenished mainly by rainwater. This "groundwater" comes from one of our eight wells throughout the City. These wells have a combined capacity of 12 million gallons per day.
Groundwater is typically of a high quality, requiring only disinfection with chlorine prior to distribution to our customers. The City of Clermont routinely monitors our drinking water. In addition, state-certified personnel work 365 days a year to monitor and protect our drinking water and its integrity. For more information on water quality, refer to the Consumer Confidence Reports below.
The City of Clermont works to maintain the integrity of drinking water after it leaves the treatment facility. This is done through continuing maintenance and repair to pipes, valves, hydrants, and meters that are part of our extensive water distribution system. About 230 miles of water pipelines are inspected and maintained by the City each year!
Important Message From the City of Clermont
The City of Clermont will soon begin working on an exciting project that could lead to new resources for future water needs. The City is working with the St. Johns River Water Management District and the State of Florida, which awarded us grant money to research the feasibility of using the lower Floridan water table for future potable water (drinking water) needs.
The project calls for drilling water wells that will begin on or near August 15, 2016, and will last for several months.
Please be assured that we will do our best to keep inconveniences to a minimum.
Here are some questions you may have:
- Where will the new wells be located?
This map shows the locations of the new wells: Lower Floridian Wells Locations (PDF)
- Will my drinking water be affected or interrupted?
There should be no effect and no scheduled interruptions to your water service.
- What can I expect during the drilling?
- There may be some minor noise and vibration experienced during the setting of the well casing.
- The contractor, A.C. Shultes, Inc., may contact you to inspect the premises prior to beginning the project. For quality control, the company may also seek permission to videotape your property to document the condition prior to starting the drilling process.
We know that you may have other questions now and during the coming year.
Please feel free to email Duane Land or call at 352-241-0178.
The City of Clermont operates one wastewater treatment facility with a combined treatment capacity of 4 million gallons per day. After a combination of physical, biological, and chemical treatment, wastewater leaves the plant as an environmentally friendly effluent. The City currently provides one million gallons per day of reclaimed water for irrigation to residents and golf courses.
You can refer to our Reuse Information page on this website for more information on this topic.
COLLECTION AND LIFT STATIONS
The City of Clermont maintains 70 lift stations and 168 miles of piping, including 52 miles of force mains, that are part of our extensive collection system. The City cleans sewer lines, repairs damaged pipes, and maintains lift situations, where wastewater is collected and pumped to the treatment plant or another lift station.