HOWARD — Apple Valley has a new 500,000-gallon water storage tank completed and in use. It stands just off the U.S. 36 entrance to Apple Valley. With the new facility, Apple Valley now has a 1 million-gallon water storage supply.
Another 500,000-gallon tank was built several years ago at the north end of Apple Valley on Floralwood Drive. Ron Simpson, Knox County Water District superintendent, said the additional storage more than satisfies the Ohio EPA requirements for more water storage than is used in one day. Simpson added that Apple Valley uses 600,000 gallons a day.
The requirement for the extra supply is in the event of an electrical outage. Next to the new tank is a 100,000-gallon water tank that has been in use several years. It will remain in use for a year, at which time the new tank will be drained and inspected. When that is completed and the new tank found to be functioning, the old 100,000-gallon tank will be demolished.