Chlorine is used to disinfect your drinking water by killing common bacteria.
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Public drinking water is regulated at both the state and federal levels. These agencies require water utility providers to meet specific testing and water quality standards.
A backflow preventer is a device that prevents unwanted reversals of flow of water or other liquids that could cause harm to people, cause a bad taste, or discolor drinking water. Backflow preventers, known to plumbing and irrigation professionals as backflow prevention assemblies, are required on all landscape irrigation systems and all automatic refill lines for swimming pools, fountains and garden ponds. All irrigation backflow preventers must be tested every 5 years, as well as upon installation or after servicing.
The City contracts with the Lower Colorado River Authority to draw surface water from Lake LBJ.