Drought Poses No Fear of Loss of Water or Water Pressure Issues in the City of Zachary
Posted by zachary on August 30, 2023
"The City of Zachary has a Class 1 Fire-rated system because we have abundant stored water. Our previous city leaders were proactive, and in 2019, built a third water tower on Mt. Pleasant at the Zachary Youth Park," says Mayor David McDavid. The City of Zachary presently has three water towers and five water wells. The Mt. Pleasant Road, Carpenter Road, and Flonacher Road water towers each hold 500,000 gallons of water.
Our water consultant, Mark Covington, with Thornton, Musso, and Bellemin Inc., oversees Zachary's water towers and wells. A SCADA computer system monitors tank levels, water pressure, chemical levels, UV intensity, and environmental conditions daily. "Every tower stays above 60% bowl height, and the lowest pressure is around 53 psi. The EPQ required minimum pressure is 15 psi. Zachary has no water pressure problems; I am 100% sure we never will. In addition, The City of Zachary has 1.5 million gallons of water in elevated storage and more than that in the pipes," says Mark.