Water Plant Production

The Brookfield Water Department is dedicated to producing and delivering drinking water that is in compliance with all state and federal drinking water standards. We continually strive to adopt new and better methods of delivering the best quality drinking water to the citizens of Brookfield and our other customers. It is our commitment to incorporate these changes system-wide in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. The Brookfield Water Plant is supplied by the Brookfield City Lake. It serves an average water demand of seven hundred thousand gallons daily. The treatment facility uses chlorination, fluoridation, filtration, and other chemical processes to comply with all federal and state primary drinking water standards. The Water Plant Operators routinely monitors our drinking water for potential contaminants. They are so dedicated to safe water that our own water quality laboratory has been established. This high tech lab allows operators to sample water, obtain results and conduct additional non-regulatory and process-control analysis.

Important Information about Chloramines

On October 1, 2013, the City of Brookfield Public Water Supply System changed the disinfectant that is used from chlorine to chloramines.

This change is to benefit our customers by reducing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the system, while still providing protection from waterborne disease.

The change to chloramines can cause problems to persons dependent on dialysis machines. A condition known as hemolytic anemia can occur if the disinfectant is not completely removed from the water that is used for the dialysate. Consequently, the pretreatment scheme used for the dialysis units must include some means, such as a charcoal filter, for removing the chloramine prior to this date. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for other medical equipment.

In addition, chloraminated water may be toxic to fish. If you have a fish tank, please make sure that the chemicals or filters that you are using are designed for use in water that has been treated with chloramines. You may also need to change the type of filter that you use for the fish tank.

This notice includes customers of Chariton-Linn Water District and City of Laclede.
Should you have questions concerning this information, please contact the Brookfield Water Plant at 660-258-7442.

Click here to read the 2024 NOTICE of Annual Change from Chloramines to Chlorine

Click here to read the 2024 Water Quality Report

Al Schneider
Chief Water Plant Operator
Jeff Conklin
Operator/Lab technician
Jason Jacobs
Plant Operator Maintenance Technician