THE DEMAND FOR WATER
The Hallsdale-Powell Utility District service area has seen substantial growth since it’s conception in the year 1954. In the beginning, HPUD provided service to a few customers in rural North Knox County. Today, HPUD provides water and wastewater services to parts of North Knox County, Anderson County and Union County. With approximately 29,400 water connections over a 146 square mile area, the demand for water has greatly increased.
THE NEEDS OF EACH WATER UTILITY VARY, AND THE SOLUTIONS ARE NOT ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL.
Hallsdale-Powell Utility District’s system is located in a semi mountainous area which presents challenges in design and operations due to the numerous ridges and valleys that split the system. There is an 800-foot difference between the high and low elevations in the service area, representing 346 pounds-per-square inch (psi) difference in water pressure. As a result, distribution operators are challenged maintaining appropriate levels of pressure in 13 distinctly separated regions throughout the service area. Our complex water system is comprised of two treatment plants, 19 pump stations, 13 storage tanks, 7,984 water valves, 2,361 hydrants and approximately 686 miles of pipe.