Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant
Protecting the quality of our water is only part of our job. We must also be sure an ample supply of water is available to meet consumer demand. In 1999, the Representative Policy Board approved our request to rebuild the Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant and resume use of Lake Whitney as a source of drinking water.
The Policy Board’s approval of this investment in the drinking water system of our region ensured we will have enough water to meet our region’s needs for many decades into the future.
The Authority worked with neighbors living near the plant site to ensure that the new plant fit into the character of the area. During development of the Whitney proposal, we commissioned a year-long environmental evaluation of the Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant conducted by a team of noted scientists. We are operating the water treatment plant in accordance with a Management Plan designed to protect the environmental quality of the Mill River and Lake Whitney.