The Bolivar Utility Department is responsible for delivering safe and reliable drinking water to over 2,800 customers in and around Bolivar. We have four deep wells, approximately 615 feet deep that can supply 1.2 million gallons of drinking water per day. Sodium hypochlorite (bleach), lime, and fluoride are added to treat the water. We also supply all of Spring Creek Utility District’s customers with water from our plant.
We are regulated by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. We have on file, all regulated water tests that are required annually. This information is available at any time. The results of the tests are also printed in the local paper once a year, usually in June. To obtain a copy of this information, call our main office at (731) 658-5894 or call Bobby Hensley, Chief Water Plant Operator at (731) 658- 2553.
Water conservation tips
One of the best ways to decrease your utility bill is to decrease your consumption of water. It is estimated that 1 trillion gallons of water is wasted by Americans each year. Most water waste is due to small things that add up over a period of days, weeks, and months. The average person uses over 17 gallons a day to take a shower. This is estimating that the average person showers for less than 10 minutes. In fact, both toilets and dish washers use more water than a shower. If you want to conserve your water usage, some of the best options are to use low-flow toilets, are in good working condition, limit your shower time and make sure your dishwasher is full before running.