The City of Statesville maintains two different raw water supplies. One is located in the South Yadkin River and one is located in the Catawba River Basin on Lookout Shoals Lake.
Raw surface water is pumped directly to the Water Plant for treatment.
The South Yadkin pump station is maintained as a secondary source of water should the Lookout Shoals Pump station fail.
Lookout Shoals Lake, located west of Statesville, includes an 15 million-gallon pumping station, an intake structure and 13 miles of 30-inch transmission line. It is expected to serve Statesville for at least the next 20 years.
The Water Plant is permitted to treat 15 MGD (million gallons per day). The facility can utilize either the South Yadkin River and the Catawba River (Lookout Shoals) for raw water sources. The combined raw water capacity for the city totals 22 MGD.
Treated water is stored at the Water Plant site in two clear wells with a combined capacity of 2.8 million gallons and within the distribution system in three one million gallon elevated storage tanks.