Our Drinking Water
The City of Garland purchases treated water from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). It is the responsibility of this division to manage and operate the distribution system that brings water to the residents and businesses of Garland.
Garland is one of the original Member Cities that formed the water district in 1951. The NTMWD draws raw water from Lavon Lake, Lake Chapman (aka Cooper Lake), Lake Tawakoni, Lake Texoma and a constructed wetlands project, John T Bunker Sands Wetlands, located near Kaufman. It is then treated at their plant in Wylie, Texas and sent through delivery pipelines to various cities, towns and other water suppliers.
Garland receives the treated water from NTMWD at five entry points throughout the city. The water is stored in ground storage tanks as well as four elevated tanks and distributed to Garland water users on demand. Occasionally during the hot summer months, the Garland Water Utilities will add small amounts of chlorine to maintain proper chlorine levels in the distribution system. Another process for keeping chlorine residuals at the proper range is to flush water out through fire hydrants. Chlorine keeps our water fresh and free of any harmful bacteria.
Your City of Garland Water Utilities staff remains diligent in bringing safe, reliable water to all of our water customers. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by highly trained and licensed water professionals. Constant maintenance, monitoring, sampling and laboratory testing keeps our licensed water professionals continuously apprised of our water quality and water system's operating status.Version Options Drinking Water Headline