Water Treatment Plant

The City of Moberly Water Treatment Plant (WTP) has a rated capacity of 5.0 million gallons per day (MGD) and operates at average flow of 1250 gallons per minute.  The City’s current demand is approximately 1.1 MGD, which the WTP supplies by operating an average of 14 hours per day.  The WTP completed renovations in 2006-2007 with new lime and carbon feed systems, low service and high service pumps, covered secondary settling basin, and filter media replacement.

The City’s source of raw water is Sugar Creek Lake, located Northwest of the City.  The WTP staff manages the Lake and surrounding areas including recreational facilities; 200 acres of timber, boat ramps, shelter houses, and a Ranger Station that can be utilized for meetings, weddings, reunions, and other events.  Fishing and boating are allowed, but swimming is strictly prohibited.  Boats must operate at idle speed only.  More information check out here: 

Routine Operations

  • Monitor chemical feeders, pumps, and processes necessary in the
    production of safe drinking water.
  • Maintain water levels in storage facilities around town to assure adequate supply at all times.
  • Maintenance of all equipment and facilities at City Water Treatment Plant and water towers.
  • Monitor remote control and data acquisition equipment from water towers and lift stations for alarm conditions and normal operation.
  • Sample and test water from different stages of the water treatment process and distribution system to assure water quality.

Sugar Creek Lake


The Water Utility Department began managing Sugar Creek Lake and the surrounding area in 2006.  The City has an agreement with the Department of Conservation for lake improvements including a new boat landing.

Contact Information

Matt Everts
Chief Plant Operator

Water Filtration Plant
1500 Huntsville Ave.
Moberly, MO 65270
Ph: (660) 269-9410 | Fax: (660) 263-5173

Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm
(closed 12 pm – 1 pm for lunch)