Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Providing Southlake with High Quality Drinking Water

The City of Southlake’s goal is to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water.

According to CDC.gov, over 90%of Americans get their tap water from community water systems, which are subject to safe drinking water standards.

We are happy to report that our water meets the safe drinking water quality standards as set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

To ensure that our water is safe, the City takes chlorine samples throughout the distribution system every day to monitor the water for any abnormalities and collects 30 bacteriological samples every month in compliance with TCEQ and EPA requirements.

In addition to collecting samples, the City maintains seven water storage tanks that distribute water throughout our community.

These tanks are inspected annually, internally and externally, for structural integrity that involves evaluating the conditions of the foundation, protective coating, access points and vents and overall water quality.

The tanks are also drained and disinfected during annual cleanings.

Following the cleaning process, water is refilled and a sample is taken to verify that it meets safety and quality standards.

Once the results are received from the lab and the water is deemed safe, the tank is put back into the service cycle.

Information collected from the condition assessments are then compared to previous years so that any preventative measures can be taken to keep tanks and water they hold in superior condition.

To learn more about how Southlake’s water quality, you can view the water quality report online. For questions, please contact Southlake Public Works at 817-748-8082.