Water

The Prescott Water Utility was established in 1914. Our water is pumped from 2 aquifers: Jordan Sandstone, and St. Lawrence-Franconia. Our water is removed from these ground water sources using 3 production wells and stored in 2 water towers located within the city:
Production Well
Location
Year Constructed
Capacity
Well 2
Corner of Walnut and Flora 1959 500 Gallons/Minute
Well 3
Hilton Street 1971 1,000 Gallons/Minute
Well 4
Dexter Street 1999 1,000 Gallons/Minute
North Tower
Dexter Street 1976 250,000 Gallons
South Tower
Dexter Street 1998 250,000 Gallons

Our Water Department has 1 employee, and we contract with SL Serco Inc. for quarterly meter reading.

Water Facts
The utility's hardness of water is 24.3 grains per gallon/416.4 parts per million. Other water facts:
  • Fluoride: 1.09 parts per million
  • Chlorine: 0.61 parts per million (residual)
  • Iron: less than 0.05 parts per million
  • Flow Rate: 3.6 million gallons per day
  • Chlorine and Fluoride are added to the water
Water Pressure
Water pressure per square inch is dependent on where you live in the city:
  • Dexter and Glenridge: 57 psi static and 55 psi residual
  • Walnut and Flora: 103 psi static and 98 psi residual
  • Kinnickinnic and Second: 84 psi static and 81 psi residual
Consumer Confidence Report
The Consumer Confidence Report (PDF) is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We are committed to improving the water treatment process and protecting our water resources.

Municipal Water is regulated by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.