Gas EmergenciesIn the event of a gas emergency please evacuate your home and call for assistance from a safe location.
Water & Sewer SystemThe City's water system consists of 3 90 feet deep wells. Water is pumped at a 900 gallons per minute (gpm) rate to 2 4-cell iron and manganese removal sand filters. Following filtration 600 gpm of water is directed to a 650,000 gallon per day (gpm) reverse osmosis unit while 200 gpm is aerated and directed to a 300,000 gallon holding tank.
Of the 600 gpm water directed to the reverse osmosis unit, 150 gpm is wasted to a settling lagoon and the remaining 450 gpm of softened water (8 grains per gallon) is aerated and pumped to Aledo. Consumer use for Aledo is approximately 390,000 gallons a day with approximately 1700 homes and businesses connected to the water system.
Prior to this the establishment of the water treatment plant the system consisted of 2 deep wells approximately 1,300 feet deep and a distribution network that was initially constructed in 1889. Currently the City of Aledo has approximately 32 miles of water main, 290 fire hydrants and 2 150,000 gallon elevated storage tanks. Finally, the sewage system consists of 2 lift stations and 2 gravity fed lagoons entailing aeration and rock filters tertiary treatment built in 1987.