Proposed North Water Plant

10052023 Side Overview

​121 E. Chestnut St
​Suite 100
​Lancaster OH 43130

​(740) 687-6614


As part of the on-going North water plant construction the remaining portion of Miller Park; including the dog park, skatepark, and pool area, is expect to be closed beginning the week of January 8, 2024 and remain closed until late spring of 2024.  The work should be completed prior to the opening of Miller Pool for the summer; there should be no impact on residents' access to the pool.

This closure ensure the safety of the public during the installation of several underground lines that are port of the water plant construction and will allow the work to be completed more quickly.  If you have specific construction questions, please contact Steven Wellstead at (740) 681-5070.  

One year into construction on the new water plant.  To the right is the new clearwell that will store finished water prior to pumping to the distribution system.  On the left is the process building with the bottoms of the new filters nearest to Memorial Drive and the bottom of the RO area to the right.  Already completed and buried is the Equalization Basin that holds the filtered water for processing.  Construction will be completed in the fall of 2025.
To meet 21st Century Water Demands and Water Quality requirements, the Division of Water is proposing to construct a new North Water Plant.  The plant will be similar to the existing South Water Plant and provide treatment through aeration, sand filters, membrane filtration and disinfection.  The plant will be located in the Miller Park wellfield at the north end of the park.  The plant will be initially sized at 6 Million Gallons per day with an ultimate size of 9.3 Million Gallons per Day.

​The estimated cost is $95 Million and will be financed through low interest loans from the Ohio Water Development Authority and repaid through water revenue.  Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2022 with operation start up in the spring of 2025.

​Because of flooding issues, Lancaster Parks and Recreation has already planned to relocate the existing playing fields to a new facility.  A master plan for the park will be developed in conjunction with the water plant design to re-vision the park design for it's best use.