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Greene County adds up to five million gallons to its water supply

A map of the Hilltop Wellfield Project in Beavercreek.
Greene County Sanitation
Greene County Sanitation
A map of the Hilltop Wellfield Project in Beavercreek.

Greene County is building a new well field, adding up to five million gallons per day to its drinking water supply to accommodate a growing community. The Hilltop Wellfield project is on 57 acres in Beavercreek.

The reverse osmosis water treatment system at the site will provide a cleaner water supply for the community.

Mark Chandler is the interim Greene County Sanitary Engineering Director. He said that in order for the treatment system to properly remove any minerals or contaminants, there must be some water waste.

“For us to be able to provide a peak day of eight million, it’s going to require 10 million gallons of source water. So, just by virtue of supplying soft water, we have to make sure we have that extra water that completes the whole process,” he said.

Construction of the Hilltop Wellfield project is projected to be completed by early 2025. It will serve close to 21,000 customers.

The project is expected to cost close to $10.7 million. The county received $5 million from a state grant for part of the cost.

Shay Frank was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Before working at WYSO, Shay worked as the Arts Writer for the Blade Newspaper in Toledo, Ohio. In addition to working at the paper, she worked as a freelancer for WYSO for three years and served as the vice president of the Toledo News Guild. Now located back in the Dayton area, Shay is thrilled to be working with the team at WYSO and reporting for her hometown community.