total ELECTRIC (no natural gas)
The modernized water treatment plant project included a complete new plant control system and improvements to insure the finished water would comply with the new EPA drinking water standards which came into effect January 1, 2004. This new upgrade now allows our water plant the capacity of 4.2 mgd with a peak demand of 2.2 mgd. Therefore allowing an adequate capacity available for increased water demands. ($2,700,000)
Stilwell's water system consists three raw water sources: City Lake, Starr Springs, and Evansville Creek, and a clear well holding approximately 300,000 gallons in storage, and three water storage tanks totaling approximately 2,000,000 gallons.
In 2001 a major expansion of the wastewater treatment plant was completed to accommodate the domestic and industrial growth of Stilwell totaling $3,200,000.
The Stilwell Area Development Authority is public provider of electricity. In the early days, Stilwell produced its own power with a coal fired power plant located on Oak Street.
In 1950, the Grand River Dam Authority, aka GRDA, becme the provider of wholesale electricity to the City of Stilwell. In 2000, the GRDA and City of Stilwell Utilities celebrated 50 years of our public power partnership by signing a ten year power purchase agreement. The electric department has undergone major upgrades over the last few years in new sub-stations and line improvements. The SADA has invested over 1 million dollars to improve the delivery of electricity to our customers.