Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water supplies are available for human consumption.
60% of an adult’s body is water; 78% of a newborn’s body is water.
Water is the original health beverage - it contains no fat, calories or cholesterol.
We work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure you have a ready supply of high quality drinking water. We operate and maintain 3 water treatment plants, 26 pump stations, 37 water storage tanks, 3,485 miles of water lines and nearly 27,000 hydrants.
CDPU delivers nearly 50 billion gallons of water a year to 1.2 million people. In an average day, 138 million gallons of water is pumped throughout the city with average usage of 122 gallons per person per day.
A watershed (right) is an area of land that drains all water to a common basin, stream, river or lake. Central Ohio Watershed Map
Urbanization and increases in impervious surfaces (hard, non-porous) are significant threats to the protection of high-quality drinking water sources & aquatic habitats. You can take many simple steps at home to protect our water supply. See “We All Live Downstream” for more information.
Benefits of protecting our watershed include: quality drinking water sources, clean rivers for recreation, healthy habitat for plants, fish and animals.