The City of Gaylord utilizes 3 wells for its drinking water. The raw well water is sent through 2 rapid sand filters, capable of producing 750 gallons per minute each. The filtered water is then treated with chlorine and fluoride before being sent out to the system.
Currently, water is stored in 2 water towers with a capacity of 400,000 gallons each for a total capacity of 800,000 gallons.
In 2016, the new 400,000 gallon tower was constructed on the west side of town and put in to service in September of that year. The old “red hat” or “witch hat” downtown tower was torn down in June of 2017.
The City of Gaylord produces approximately 19.5 Million gallons per month for its residents and businesses.
Water Pressure is 55-60 pounds and 26 grains of hardness.