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The Water Department operates and maintains systems for the production, storage, and distribution of potable water in accordance with requirements of State and Federal agencies. Operational activities are maintained on a 24 hour basis. The City is a member of the Blue Bonnet Water Conservation District and pays for water that is pumped in Austin County. Infrastructure maintained by this department includes all water mains, valves, fire hydrants, 2,246 active services, 4 water wells, 3 ground storage tanks, and 3 booster pump stations.


The City's well system is looped to ensure residents are never without water in the event a well is not operating. The Water Department flushes all dead hydrants on a monthly basis and all fire hydrants on a semi-annual basis to keep sediment from forming at the end of water lines. Citizens should contact the Water Department with concerns of water leaks, water quality, low pressure, and tips on finding costly water leaks/waste.


The City has maintained a superior Water District Rating for the past 20 years and is dedicated to continuing this service to the citizens.


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Water Loss 

Did you know that a continuous leak of only 1/16" diameter of stream over a three month period can result in 74,000 gallons of water loss? If your water bill/consumption has increased for no explained reason you could possibly have a leak. Check out the Water Loss Information link in the Resources section of this page for more details.


Backflow Prevention  

A joint responsibility between the City and its residents/customers must exist to ensure all areas of water distribution are adequately protected. The city will provide a safe, adequate water supply to the residents/customers who in turn should maintain their plumbing systems in compliance with local ordinances, requirements, codes, and policies.


A backflow incident can seriously affect the quality and safety of our drinking water supply. Common examples of possible cross-connections include:


  • Garden hoses
  • Hose attachments for utility sinks
  • Landscape sprinkling systems


Backflow prevention assemblies provide the public water system with protection against contamination or polluting.

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