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Posted on: March 5, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Dothan Utilities Completes Installation of a New Emergency Generator

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Dothan Utilities makes every effort to provide their customers with reliable electric and water service. However, continuous electric and water service cannot always be guaranteed. Disasters can occur, causing service disruptions that are out of the control of the utility. In an effort to minimize the effects of these types of service disruptions and provide emergency water supply to the citizens, Dothan Utilities has recently installed a diesel-fueled generator at one of the highest producing water well sites. With the addition of the new power supply, Dothan Utilities has the ability to produce 7.5 million gallons of water per day during an area wide electrical outage. When combined with the water storage capacity of 16 million gallons, the water system will be able to supply the current average day demand for three consecutive days. This meets the Dothan Utilities water system emergency planning strategy for supplying the average demand for the first 72 hours of an emergency. Dothan Utilities will continue to explore ways to improve emergency responsiveness and system reliability to better serve our customers.

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