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.
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)