The Water and Sewer Department serves more than 1,750 customers and has five dedicated employees. The goal of this department is to provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We are committed to constantly improving the water treatment process and protecting our water resources.
Water is drawn from three deep wells with a combined pumping capacity of more than four million gallons per day. Water is processed and stored in three ground tanks with a total capacity of 800,000 gallons. Current usage is about 1.5 million gallons a day, leaving plenty of room for industrial growth.
Sylvania's water is safe and meets or exceeds Federal and State requirements. The city also maintains a backflow program mandated by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to protect your water from off system contamination. The water system is constantly monitored and maintained to further ensure the quality of our water.
The raw water supply of Sylvania’s drinking water is the Floridan Aquifer, a limestone formation running under the entire county and extending south. Raw water from this aquifer is of a very high quality. Water is withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer and is treated with chlorine (disinfection), fluoride (to help prevent tooth decay in children’s teeth) and phosphate (for iron and corrosion control). This treatment takes place at each well site and is sampled and monitored daily by certified operators to ensure that quality drinking water is delivered to our customers.
This department also operates a sewer video system and a sewer cleaning truck to inspect and clean sewer lines and manholes. An inflow/infiltration crew inspects, videos, and smokes all sewer lines to collect data to assist in sewer system upgrade and maintenance projects aimed at reducing sewer inflow/infiltration problems
Contact Information: City Hall 104 South Main St., 912-564-7491, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.