Water Utility

Mission Statement
We are entrusted by the people of Verona to supply high quality water for consumption and fire protection, at a reasonable cost, while conserving and protecting our ground water resources for present and future generations.
Water Tower
Summary
The City’s water source is ground water from deep sandstone aquifers.  The average daily pumpage requirements are 1,250,000 gallons per day. The Water Utility is a self supporting enterprise; 100% of the expenses are paid by the Utility customers through quarterly bills.  The Utility routinely monitors drinking water to comply with Federal and State laws.  The following is a list of contaminants required and tested for in the last five years.  
Inorganic contaminants
Microbiological contaminants
Radioactive contaminants
Synthetic organic contaminants (Including pesticides and herbicides)
Unregulated contaminants
Volatile organic contaminants

The Water Utility is responsible for maintaining approximately 79.5 miles of water mains varying in size from 6 inches to 16 inches in diameter, 814 hydrants, 2,200 valves and 3,695 service laterals, and 4,923 water meters.  All water meters are read by an electronic reading system.The Utility also maintains three elevated storage tanks and a ground reservoir with a combined storage capacity of 1,600,000 gallons.

Water Wells
 The Utility has five wells with an average depth of 1,100 feet and a combined pumping capacity of 6,600 gallons per minute.  The Utility operates under three pressure zones: the Central Zone, Southeast Zone and North Zone.  In addition, the utility has 2 water pressure booster stations. One is located at Well #4 on Cross Country Road and provides customers north of Cross Country Road with adequate water pressure. The 2nd booster station is located at the intersection of South Main Street and Whalen Road which is used to fill the elevated storage tank located on South Main Street.

Water Storage
The Utility also maintains three elevated storage tanks and a ground reservoir with a combined storage capacity of 1,600,000 gallons.