Fresh water comes from city wells and from the city’s reservoir. The city operates the only off-river reservoir in the county. It stores approximately one years’ supply for City residents, and was built with the capability to be expanded to twice this capacity. The City has contracted to treat river water for the City of Meridian. In return for incremental treatment costs and a payment to help defray the cost of building the plant, Clifton pumps water from the North Bosque River into the reservoir, and treats it. Beginning late summer, 2009, a pump station built and operated by the City of Meridian moves up to 100,000 gallons of water per day to a newly constructed storage facility there.