The City of Garland is one of the original North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) member cities and was the first member city to receive water from the district on November 15, 1956.
Wholesale treated water is purchased from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The water district draws raw water from Lake Lavon, Lake Cooper, Tawakoni, Lake Texoma, and a wetland project located near Kaufman.
Because of the elevation differences within Garland, the water distribution system is divided into two pressure zones, the east zone and the west zone. Within each zone emergency power generators have been installed to provide uninterrupted service to meet Garland's daily water demand.
Garland’s water system is capable of storing 46.9 million gallons of treated water with a pumping capacity of 221.04 million gallons per day.
The water distribution system includes over 1,100 miles of water mains, 8,244 fire hydrants in service, with 67,822 metered service connections.
The wastewater collection system includes over 1,001 miles of sewer mains and 9 sewer lift stations with 65,733 active sewer connections. Wastewater is transported to Garland’s two Water Recycling Centers for treatment.
The City of Garland Water Utilities employees take pride in delivering safe, “superior” quality potable drinking water to our customers. "Superior" is the rating of our water system by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This rating reflects the hard work and efforts of our employees to protect your health by delivering and maintaining safe and reliable drinking water along with the North Texas Municipal Water District.