The City of Trenton uses groundwater as its source to supply its consumers. Prior to 2006 The City of Trenton pumped its water directly into the distribution system from the wells. The quality of the ground water is so high that it only needed the addition of fluoride (for dental health) and chlorine (for disinfection).
In 2006, Trenton built an Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant that helped provide an even higher quality of water to the consumers by cutting the hardness of the water down significantly. The City provides this high quality water to all of our industrial, commercial and residential customers within the corporate limits of Trenton. We do provide water service to customers outside city limits as well. The current population served by the water system is approximately 13,012 or 4,618 service connections, with an average daily demand of 1.182 million gallons per day (MGD). The transmission and distribution system consists of approximately 55 miles of pipe varying in size from 4 inches to 16 inches. Approximately 60 percent of the pipe is cast iron, 35 percent is ductile iron, and 5 percent is PVC. There are approximately 700 fire hydrants located throughout the system.
The City of Trenton’s water system is a single pressure system consisting of four supply wells, one Treatment Plant, one storage tank, and one clear well. Additionally, the water distribution system consists of 55 miles of water main. The City of Trenton has two separate well fields.
The City of Trenton is located on three aquifers identified by the Ohio EPA: the Great Miami River Alluvial Aquifer (GMRAA), the Great Miami River Buried Valley Aquifer (GMRBVA), and the Trenton Buried Valley Aquifer (TBVA).