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5 things to know about Dayton's giant aquifer


Dayton and southwest Ohio are situated over more than 1.5 trillion gallons of water known as the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer.

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The aquifer stretches from Logan County to Hamilton County, and it loosely follows the Great Miami River and its tributaries like the Mad River and Little Miami River. 

Formed thousands of years ago by glaciers, the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer is “made up of loose, coarse sediments such as sand and gravel,” according to the Miami Conservancy District. This natural type filtration results in very clean water.

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2.5 people use water from the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer annually.

Dayton has two drinking water plants. One is near Kitty Hawk Golf Course on Chuck Wagner Lane, the other is on Ottawa Street. This supplies water customers with more than 20 billion gallons of water each year.


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