Here at Hardin County Water District No. 2, we are proud to serve our area with high-quality drinking water from two water treatment plants located right here in Hardin County. Our treatment plants use a complex system to treat and deliver safe potable water to our customers 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Our dedicated Water Treatment Operators monitor the water closely and run hundreds of lab analysis daily to ensure we are delivering you the best water possible.
The Treatment Process
Our water starts its journey through the treatment process from its source. Once pumped into our facility, the water moves through four basic steps for effective cleaning.
Coagulation/Flocculation- The clumping together of very fine particles by the use of a chemical coagulant.
Sedimentation- The particles previously created in the coagulation/flocculation process are held in suspension by a spinning sludge blanket inside the ClariCone, to be removed at a later time.
Filtration- This process removes particulate matter from the water not contained by the sludge blanket by passing it through porous media.
Disinfection- After filtration, water is stored onsite in large storage tanks called clear wells where Chlorine is used to disinfect the treated water.
Finally, as the finished water is pumped from our facility it is treated with Liquid Ammonium Sulfate. This mixes with the Chlorine already present in the water to form Chloramines. Chloramines are then used as a secondary disinfection process throughout our distribution system. Chloramines provide longer-lasting disinfection than chlorine alone and reduce the formation of disinfection by-products. This ensures that every time you turn on your tap, you are receiving clean, reliable, and safe drinking water for all of your needs.
Bulk Water Loading Stations
Visit our bulk water stations:
401 Waterworks Drive in Elizabethtown, KY
***This Location accepts quarters only***
1300 Cave Road in Glendale, KY
***This location accepts quarters, dollar bills, five-dollar bills, & ten-dollar bills***