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Basics of Amarillo Water

Drinking Water is also commonly known as potable water. The source of the water can be from a river, a lake, or in many cases from an aquifer or a water well.

  • The City’s water is supplied from two sources: A system of city wells drawing water from the Ogallala Aquifer and CRMWA. CRMWA provides well water and water from Lake Meredith.
  •  There are approximately 71,000 water meters in Amarillo at homes and various businesses.
  • The City has a raw water reservoir which contains 500 million gallons of water in reserve.

Reservoir


Interesting Water Facts

  • 97% of the world’s water is salty or undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves only 1% for consumption by all living creatures, including animals and plants.
  • Water is the only substance found on earth in three forms: solid, liquid and gas.
  • You can go for weeks without food but only a few days without water.
  • If everyone in the US flushed the toilet just one less time per day, we could save a lake full of water about one mile long, one mile wide and four feet deep.
  • The average annual rainfall in the Amarillo area is about 20 inches. Amarillo is considered a semi-desert area.

 


Current Yearly Rainfall Total (inches)

 

2019

 

 JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JUL   AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC TOTAL RAINFALL 
 0.06  0.28  2.11  1.64 3.69   2.79 2.89  3.53  1.10   0.06      

  

2018

 JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  TOTAL RAINFALL
 0.0  0.10  0.24 0.60  0.18  2.23  0.38  2.78  0.76  3.90  0.40  0.03      11.60      

 

2017

 JAN  FEB MAR   APR  MAY JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  TOTAL RAINFALL 
3.17   0.51  1.98  1.34  1.15 1.5   3.83  7.4 3.4  2.2  0.0  0.0  26.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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