Water System Information

Water Filtration Plant
Water Filtration Plant

Rockport's drinking water is drawn primarily from Cape Pond & Carlson's Quarry Reservoirs.  Additional sources are used to supplement both of these reservoirs, and when used are pumped directly into them to raise the water level for additional drinking water supply that can be drawn from these reservoirs.   Water that is drawn from Cape Pond Reservoir is processed through a sand filter located within the original water filtration building known as the Rapid Sand Filtration Plant (RSF Plant).  Water drawn from Carlson's Quarry is processed through the Town's newer water filtration plant known as the Dissolved Air Floatation Plant (DAF Plant).  The two plants are located adjacent to each other and are typically operated simultaneously in order to produce sufficient quantities of filtered water that can be pumped into the water distribution system, providing most homes and businesses within the Town of Rockport with quality drinking water.

Water System Capacity Percentages

Water System

Current Lev(6/25/22)

Level

Last Week

Level 1 year ago

(6/26/21)

Current Storage Capacity

(Days)

Storage Capacity 1 Year Ago

(Days)

Cape Pond Reservoir (110 million gallons max)86%89.74%92.26%  
Carlson's Quarry (85 million gallons max)87.3%91.89%89.53%  
Total Reservoir System

87.98%

90.67%91.07%276

286

 

Water Use Restrictionsnonono  

 

Water System Capacity in Gallons
 

Maximum

Capacity

(gallons)

Current

Volume

(gallons)

(6/25/22)

Last

Week's

Volume

(gallons)

Change in

Volume

Since last

Week

(gallons)

Volume

This week

Last year

(gallons)

Change in volume since this week last year (gallons)
Cape Pond110,000,00094,600,00098,710,000

Minus 1,390,000

101,490,000

Minus 6,890,000

Carlson's Quarry85,000,00076,960,00078,110,000Minus 290,00076,100,000Plus 860,000
Total System195,000,000171,560,000176,820,000

Minus 1,680,000

177,590,000Minus 6,030,0000