Water Treatment Division
The Bossier City Water Treatment Plant was built in 1958. The original plant had a treatment capacity of 6 million gallons per day (MGD) and was originally designed as a lime softening facility, treating water directly from the Red River. Plant expansions and treatment modifications have been made over the years to keep up with increased water demands required for Bossier City and the surrounding areas. Production capacity was increased in 1972 to 16 MGD and again in 1996 to 25 MGD. In the 1996 upgrade, new treatment techniques such as the addition of ozone and computer control systems were implemented in order to contend with the unique treatment challenges imposed with newly adopted State and Federal Regulations.
Based on data obtained during a materials inventory investigation and sample site certification of Bossier City’s distribution system water line composition that was concluded in 2004 after collecting and testing water samples for the presence of lead in our drinking water, as well as conducting surveys with area plumbers and local regulatory agencies, the City of Bossier has no records or results indicating that there are any lines within our water system containing lead.