Water Treatment Facility

Water Treatment Facility

The City's Water Treatment Facility is a six million gallon per day lime softening facility with the Surficial Aquifer as the source of supply via twenty-four production wells. All raw water is pumped to four air-stripping towers designed to remove dichloroethylene and trichloroethylene from the raw water before it enters three lime softening units where lime, polymer and ammonia is added. Once the water has passed through the softening units chlorine is added prior to filtration via six single media type gravity filters. All finished water passes though the filters into two clearwells for additional chemical contact time. Fluoride is added to the water as it is pumped from the clearwells to three one-million gallon ground storage tanks. 

A series of high service pumps deliver the water from the storage tanks to the water distribution system.

Mission Statement

"To provide an outstanding product to our customers that exceeds all water quality standards within the quantitative constraints of the City's Consumptive Use Permit in a safe and cost effective manner."

Water Quality Issues

Report concerns or submit questions about water quality.


Members of the City of Stuart's Water Treatment Team work year round to provide a product that the citizens of Stuart can be proud of. Just recently, the City of Stuart Water Treatment Facility was presented with the 2009 Operations Excellence Award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Back in November of 2007, the Water Plant was honored with the "Plant Excellence Award for Medium Community Water System, South East District" also from the Department of Environmental Protection. These awards exemplify the dedication and professionalism of the City's Water Treatment Facility's personnel. The City remains committed to continually improving the water treatment process and protecting our water resources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children's future. 

Other Recognition Received

  • 2003 Florida Rural Water Association, Medium Public Water System of the Year
  • 2004 Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Plant Operations Excellence Award, Large Community Water System
  • 2004 Florida Rural Water Association, "Best Tasting Water"
  • 2004 Florida Rural Water Association, Medium Public Water System of the Year
  • 2005 Best WTP below 15 MGD, Region VI, Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association
  • 2007 Florida Rural Water Association "Medium Public Water System of the Year"
  • 2009 DEP Plant Operations Excellence Award

How Can I Save Money on My Water Bill?

Conservation is key! The City encourages residents and businesses to conserve water, which in turn, will lower your water bill.

Showerhead Exchange

Get your free showerhead kit today! Bring your old showerhead to the City of Stuart Customer Service window at City Hall and exchange it for a free Conservation Kit which includes a new showerhead, kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators and has nozzle and toilet leak detection tables, it's that easy!