The Water Production Division consists of the following sub-divisions:
Surface Water Treatment
The Groundwater Production sub-division:
This sub-division is responsible for the production of all well water for the City. Currently, the Water Production Department operates and maintains 136 water supply wells (44 in Carson County, 21 in Potter County and 71 in Randall and Deaf Smith Counties), with a combined capacity of 66 million gallons per day (MGD) and three pump stations. The City has 259,842 acres of water rights in Carson, Deaf Smith, Hartley, Ochiltree, Potter, Randall, and Roberts Counties of the Texas Panhandle. Most of these water rights are undeveloped and are kept in reserve for future use. Nine full-time employees are responsible for operating and maintaining the water supply wells.
The Water Transmission sub-division:
This sub-division is responsible for pumping and storage of water in order to maintain adequate pressure in the distribution system at all times. The system consists of 4 high-service pump stations, six elevated storage tanks with a total capacity of 8.5 million gallons, and nine ground storage reservoirs with a total capacity of 42.5 million gallons, and 120 miles of transmission pipeline. Seven full-time and two part-time employees are responsible for operating and maintaining these facilities.
The Surface Water Treatment sub-division:
This sub-division is responsible for the treatment processes necessary to produce potable water, which complies with all Federal and State drinking water standards. The City is one of eleven member cities of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (CRMWA). The City has a current allocation from CRMWA of 11.550 billion gallons of water per year. CRMWA obtains its water from Lake Meredith and its well field in Roberts County. The Osage Water Treatment plant, located south of 34th Avenue on South Osage Street and has a treatment capacity of 70 million gallons per day. A reservoir with a capacity of 480 million gallons of untreated water has also been constructed for peak demand periods. Twenty-nine full-time employees operate and maintain the plant and reservoir facilities.
The Surface Water Treatment sub-division has 2 main locations of operation:
- The surface water treatment plant
- The raw water reservoir
The Osage Surface Water Treatment Plant:
- Has 15 MG ground water storage
- Is the location where most of the SCADA control system is operated
- Is capable of treating 70 million gallons of water per day(MGD)!
The Raw Water Reservoir:
- Has 500 MG storage
- Has Three 30 MGD pumps
- Provides security in water supply to the treatment plant
- Provides a positive impact on the Insurance Services (ISO) rating of the City (which, in turn, impacts insurance rates)
**To schedule a tour with the Water Production Division, please contact the Director of Utilities Office**
**For water/sewer emergencies call the 24/7 dispatch number: 806-378-6824**