Treated drinking water for the City of Garland is purchased wholesale from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Garland is one of the original Member Cities that formed the water district in 1951. The NTMWD draws raw water from Lake Lavon, Lake Chapman (aka Cooper), Tawakoni, Lake Texoma and a wetland project 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 through 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.
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 system's operating status.
Here are links to important information that addresses the quality of our drinking water:
The City of Garland's Annual Drinking Water Reports (also known as Consumer Confidence Reports) can be found here.
The City of Garland's water testing results from the beginning of the year can be found here.
Maps of the testing locations throughout Garland can be found here and here.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) water testing results for Garland can be found here.
The North Texas Municipal Water District information on water quality can be found here here.
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.Our water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), will be conducting pipeline maintenance throughout their distribution system from February 26, 2018 through March 26, 2018. During this time, customers may notice a stronger taste or smell of chlorine. This type of chlorine maintenance is a common practice in water systems throughout the nation. Our tap water, as always, remains safe for use.
“It is critical to maintain the right conditions inside our pipelines,” said Denise Hickey, NTMWD Water Resource Program and Public Education Manager. "Flushing the system with chlorine in late winter is an important part of maintaining water quality and preparing for the warmer, higher-use summer months ahead,” Hickey added.