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For all other animal-related questions, call Josephine County Animal Control at 541-474-5458. For more information, go to the Josephine County Animal Protection website.
If you have any questions, please contact Administration.
The Water Treatment Plant has been around since 1931 and is aging and showing signs of failures. The facility is under repair constantly being it is becoming beyond repair. The WERT will be a short-term answer if and when the Water Treatment Plant should have a catastrophic failure.
The City of Grants Pass makes a commitment to the citizens to supply safe drinking water at all times including during an emergency. The trailer is completely self-contained and as long as there is a water source (such as, the Rogue River) it will be able to clean and disinfect water for an extended period of time and capable of supplying high quality drinking water for citizens up to 1 gallon/day/person. The trailer is capable of producing up to 45,000 gallons of water per day.
During a major catastrophe, it can take several days for outside resources to reach citizens and deliver water. To have complete water services restored after a major catastrophe it may take up to a year for some services in our area. Another good reason for having the WERT is if the City should sustain a major waterline break and the repair would be an extended amount of time, WERT would be activated and available for the citizens.
The trailer carries multiple diesel pumps and generators so it can remain fully self-sufficient in an extended emergency. When needed water will be pumped from a source, such as the Rogue River, and passed through a 4 stage filter system which will filter from coarse through smaller than 0.35 microns. Chlorine will then be added to the water prior to placing it into foldable water storage containers where it will sit for 1 hour or more to disinfect.
The water can then be pumped through a self contained distribution piping system to customer’s containers.