Hamilton, Ohio is home to the best water in the world. Not only is the taste award-winning, but there is tons of it.

Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer

The City of Hamilton is situated in a perfect location to distribute water to its customers as it sits on top of the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer. This access to high quality water is a key reason that Hamilton has been a manufacturing hub for over a century and remains a selling point for high water users such as manufacturers and data centers. According to the Miami Conservancy District:

  • Total aquifer storage of approximately 1.5 trillion gallons of groundwater
  • Yields in excess of 2,000 gallons of water per minute are possible in wells near large streams
  • Much of the groundwater maintains a constant temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Principal drinking water source for an estimated 1.6 million people
  • Appropriate use will ensure that the aquifer is available as a long-term healthy fresh water supply

A number of businesses, including Vora Technology Park, have tapped directly into the aquifer to maximize their benefit from this abundant source.


“Right under our feet is an unlimited supply of 58 degree cold water. Data centers are basically great big heaters. You have all this electrical energy the comes in, the computers get hot and then we cool them with water from the aquifer.” – Tim Campbell, president and general manger of AIMS, tenant at Vora Technology Park


Hamilton’s Water Utility

Hamilton’s water utility has won numerous awards for its quality. In 2015 and 2010, Hamilton’s water was ranked “The Best Tasting Tap Water in the World” at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition. The City’s Water System has won the “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test at the Annual Conference of the Ohio Section of the AWWA the last three consecutive years and four of the last five years. Because the system was built out to serve Hamilton’s robust industrial industry, it continues to have ample capacity. The City of Hamilton Water Production Division’s drinking water meets or exceeds all federal and state drinking water standards.