The City of Salem is a natural gas, water, and sewer utility, with which we serve over 3,000 commercial and residential customers.
Annually, the City provides between 450,000 and 520,000 dekatherms of natural gas to Salem customers. Natural gas is collected from NGPL and from Citation Oil & Gas and distributed on systems owned and maintained by the City. Utility Gas Management is contracted to purchase market gas on behalf of Salem customers.
Salem’s Water Treatment Plant can produce approximately 2.8 million gallons of water per day. Average water produced in peak summer totals about 1.1 million gallons per day. Salem’s raw water supply is provided by a 70 acre, surface water reservoir which may be supplemented by a raw water transmission line connected to Carlyle Lake.
Salem’s Wastewater Treatment Plant received significant renovations in 1987 and 2007 which now allow it to treat a maximum flow of about 7 million gallons of wastewater each day. Designed average flow is 2.5 million gallons each day. On average, about 1.5 million gallons is treated each day. The Salem Plant has been a finalist for IAWPCO Plant of the Year in both 1995 and 2011.