Saturday, December 5, 2020

What it Takes to Deliver High Quality Drinking Water

With an annual consumption of an estimated of 2.8 billion gallons of water, making sure you have high quality drinking water straight to your faucet is one of the City of Southlake’s priorities.

Our team works diligently daily, managing infrastructure, maintenance and improvements.

“Each day, we do our best to make sure Southlake has clean and safe drinking water,” City of Southlake Water Supervisor Kyle Flanagan said. “There’s a lot of hard work that goes into making sure the community can turn on their faucet and fill a glass with water.”

Every day, a team member takes routine chlorine samples throughout the distribution system to monitor the water for any abnormalities. This equates to about 300 samples per month. Southlake Water Utilities also collects 30 bacteriological samples every other month, all in compliance with TCEQ and EPA requirements.

From water towers to storage facilities, the water team keeps them maintained and working property. This includes painting, cleaning, replacing equipment and restoring failed parts.

The team also conducts annual “flushing” to maintain a heathy water system.  Southlake Water Utilities monitors tank levels, chlorine levels and pressures using SCADA, and also utilizes the BEACON software to compile data to make decisions based off usage patterns of the City as a whole.

For more information about your water, visit www.SouthlakeWaterUtilities.com.