Thirsty for knowledge? The city of Sacramento shared some fun tidbits about the city’s water supply — including where it comes from + what happens before it gets to your faucet.
Let’s break it down:
- The city produces 80 million gallons of drinking water each day — enough to fill ~120 Olympic-sized pools.
- 80% of our water supply flows from the American and Sacramento rivers, with the remainder coming from local groundwater wells.
- The city has two water treatment centers — one for the Sacramento River near Richards Boulevard, and one for the American River right next to Sac State.
- Over 1,600 miles of pipe deliver treated water to local businesses and homes.
- Experts test for 121 different contaminants at 75 locations across the city.
Want to learn more? Check out the water quality data on the city’s website.