This year, the Wellsville Water Treatment Plant recognizes its 100th anniversary. A historical report shows that on September 1, 1915, the Village Board purchased the Wellsville Water Company for $75,000.00. In 1916, a slow sand filtration plant was built at a cost of $75,000.00. A new intake dam and chamber was built and a three million gallon open reservoir was included as a part of the slow sand filter.
In 1989 construction began on a new treatment plant and went into service in 1990. The plant has a 500,000 gallon clearwell which gives the village a total of nearly 9 million gallons of storage when combined with the new reservoirs.
In 2001 Dana Harris won the New York Rural Water Association’s (NYRWA) Operator of the Year award, then in 2005 Wellsville Water Treatment Plant won the System of the Year award, and again, in 2006 Wellsville Water Treatment Plant received the National Rural Water Environmental Cleanup Project Award.
Congratulations to the Wellsville Water Treatment Plant, who continues to provide Quality on Tap to it customers.