The Town of Boone Water Treatment Facility was originally constructed in 1982 with the capacity to treat 3.0 MGD (million gallons per day). The 2007 maximum daily demand (MDD) average was 2.13 MGD 71% of design capacity and the average daily demand (ADD) was 1.85 MGD, 62% of design capacity.
The Town of Boone has two raw water intakes, Southfork Intake, the primary intake for the Town, and the secondary intake located on Winkler’s Creek. The secondary intake is used only when needed or in case of emergency. The Town also owns a reservoir on Winkler’s’ Creek that has been estimated to contain 60 million gallons.
In 2004 the Town of Boone retained a consulting engineering firm that determined our future water needs to be 7.0 MGD by year 2030. Since we are only allowed to withdraw 3.0 MGD from our existing raw water sources, Town Council chose to pursue additional raw water resources and begin an allocation method to safeguard our existing water resources until the additional sources have been acquired. Please feel free to contact us for further information concerning this.
The Town of Boone has seven water storage tanks totaling over 4 million gallons of finished water, in the distribution system. The Town of Boone has two pressure zones with the highest being in excess of 200 psi.