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Riverside Water and Sewer District is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #627, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.

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Wednesday: Federal regulations

Thursday: Weather challenges

Friday: Biology

Saturday: Public safety

Monday: City and county

Tuesday: Storage

Wednesday: Filters

Thursday: Approximately 1,800

Friday: Part had to be relocated

Riverside Water District was formed in 1962 with a board of directors that included: Vernon Ehlinger, Jack Isbelle, Lester Ponozzo, William Shields and Harold Stoddard. . Funds were acquired to the tune of $349,000 to build the plant and the system through grants and loans.

The water system was finished in August of 1963. The Sewer district was formed in 1966 and the board of directors was Harold Stoddard, Dale Richardson, Clayton Holloway, and Carroll Brock. The Sewer system was finished in March 1969.

Shortly after finishing the system the Water intake had to be relocated from the airport to the current location at the treatment plant due to low water. The water and sewer districts were merged in 2007. The water treatment plant was rebuilt in 2004 and a majority of the water system was replaced along with a new water tank for more storage from 2008 to 2010.

The sewer lagoon system is the same that has been in place since 1967 and RWSD in the planning stages to undergo some projects to dredge them out.

The district is located both in city limits and in the county and serves a population of approx 1800.

As will all public water and sewer systems, there are federal regulations for safety. Weather presents challenges when conditions push the water or sewer systems outside their typical operations and operators must adjust the equipment and process to meet safety regulations.

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