Fulton County Water Supply Study
The Fulton County Commissioners selected American Structurepoint to provide a water supply and demand analysis for combining available water from County groundwater and/or surface water sources, in order to meet a year 2035 estimated water demand of approximately 6 MGD. Fulton County currently purchases water from the city of Toledo, which was evaluating the possibility of forming a 6119 regional water system. The analysis also studied the possibility of utilizing Fulton County's connection to Toledo/Lucas County to an emergency supply source only.
American Structurepoint conducted an analysis of ground water supply availability and dependable yield of surface water sources. The groundwater investigation included a desktop analysis of available ground water data and well records across the county and developing reasonable estimates of groundwater yield. The surface water analysis involved evaluation of historical stream gauge data for several streams within the County, as well as the Maumee River, to determine low-flow dependable yields for each stream. Because most of the streams with potential for water supply are ungauged, calculated low-flow statistics were developed.