Reservoir System

Lima is home to five above ground reservoirs that supply raw water from the Ottawa and Auglaize rivers to The Lima Water Treatment Plant. Water from two area rivers supply the reservoirs, which collectively house more than 14 billion gallons of water.

Many of the reservoirs are also used for recreation such as boating, bird watching and walking.


Ferguson & Metzger Reservoirs

Ferguson and Metzger reservoirs are up ground reservoirs supplied by the Ottawa River.  
Ferguson:

  • built in 1958
  • surface area of 305 acres
  • capacity of 2.2 billion gallons
  • depths ranging from 3 – 33 feet

Metzger: 

  • built in 1946
  • surface area of 154 acres
  • capacity of 1.2 billion gallons
  • depths ranging from 18 to 33 feet


Lost Creek Reservoir

Lost Creek Reservoir is an up ground reservoir supplied by the Ottawa River. 

  • surface area of 121 acres
  • capacity of 1.2 billion gallons
  • depths ranging up to 30 feet




Bresler Reservoir

Bresler Reservoir is an up ground reservoir supplied by the Auglaize River. Construction was completed in 1970 and filled during 1971.

  • built in 1970
  • surface area of 582 acres
  • capacity of 5billion gallons
  • depths ranging from 44 feet


Williams Reservoir

Williams is an up ground reservoir supplied by the Auglaize River. Construction was completed in 2012 and filled during 2013.

  • built in 2012
  • surface area of 426 acres
  • capacity of 5.4 billion gallons
  • depths ranging up to 51 feet