Saturday, September 25, 2021

How is Water Delivered to Southlake?

Ever wonder how water magically shows up through your faucets every day?

Over decades of implementing strategic plans, the City of Southlake developed over 300 miles of water distribution infrastructure that acts as water highways to move it from its source to over 11,000 consumer accounts.

The water the City of Southlake distributes begins its journey from four different lakes managed by the Tarrant Regional Water District: Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Bridgeport, Cedar Creek Lake and Richland-Chambers Lake.

Prior to being delivered by the City of Southlake via water distribution apps, the water is treated by the City of Fort Worth.

After being treated, water is delivered to the City of Southlake through two underground transmission pipelines.

The City has the ability to distribute up to 21 million gallons of water across three ground storage tanks and four water towers.

Once the water towers are filled, gravity helps with the distribution of water. The City of Southlake’s water system has 7,818 valves built in to help control water flow across two pressure planes.

Although distributing water to homes and businesses is important, the City also has systems in place for public safety. Currently, the City of Southlake’s water system has 2,854 fire hydrants installed for firefighting capabilities.

Our water facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that allows City personnel to monitor system operations around the clock.

Water quality is regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

To learn more about the City’s water system and quality, please visit our Water Facts webpage