A complex and thorough filtration and treatment process safeguards our health by ensuring that our water is safe and clean. The highly trained staff at the Ed E. Love and Jerry Plott Water Treatment Plants provide award-winning water that meets and exceeds the strict water quality guidelines established by state and federal regulations. The excellence of our operation has repeatedly won recognition from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the agency charged with enforcing water regulations.
The Ed Love plant was completed in 1976 and expanded and updated in 1995 to meet the future needs of Tuscaloosa. The Ed Love Water Plant has an overall treatment capacity of 45.7 million gallons per day.
The Jerry Plott plant was completed in 2008 and has an overall treatment capacity of 14 million gallons per day.
The Ed Love Water Plant has an on-site Chemistry and Bacteriological Laboratory, where analyses are run 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. These laboratories are valuable assets to the City of Tuscaloosa, and to the citizens who expect the best quality water.
The Jerry Plott and Ed Love Water Treatment Plants are operated by personnel who supply the knowledge and ability to oversee the multi-million dollar operation and equipment. They are highly trained and skilled employees; and the Operators, have passed the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Grade IV examination in order to obtain the mandatory certification for the advanced level of water treatment. The certification must be renewed every three years, with proof of obtaining the required number of hours of continuing education. The Water Quality Program Manager must pass recertification every year through proficiency tests and on-site EPA evaluations every two years. These valued employees take pride in providing the best water quality possible to the public. The City of Tuscaloosa can certainly take pride in the fact that the water quality produced by these employees is widely acclaimed as an exceptional product; as is evidenced by the industries that have located in the area.
The Ed Love and Jerry Plott Water Treatment Plants are both award-winning examples of modern water treatment technology. Tours are available and are welcomed with advance notice. Email EdLoveWTP@tuscaloosa.com for general inquiries and to schedule tours.
Process Assets Director
Water Treatment Plant Operations Manager
Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator
Ed Love Water Treatment Plant
1125 Jack Warner Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Jerry Plott Water Treatment Plant
2101 New Watermelon Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406