Marietta Water operates and maintains
More than 230 miles of water pipe
Two water storage tanks
Three water pump stations
18,000 water meters
Along with repairs to water main leaks and breaks and other reactive work orders (more than 700 calls each year), the Distribution Divison performs many planned activities to maintain service and water quality. All water valves are exercised on a planned basis to ensure operation when needed in an emergency. All tanks and pump stations are routinely inspected, and maintenance performed as needed.
All of our 18,000 meters are replaced, or tested and repaired at set intervals. Meter maintenance and repairs is critical to reducing unbilled water. Water mains are routinely flushed to maintain water quality. In addition, we have a capital improvement program designed to replace infrastructure when it is no longer reliable.