The Water Section is responsible for the production, treatment, disinfection, storage, distribution, repair and maintenance
of the entire City-owned water system. This includes the installation of all new water lines, water main and service
repairs, and all fire hydrant repairs.It maintains and operates a water system consisting of eight operational wells, one
standby/irrigation well, a Metropolitan Water District service connection, five booster pump stations, six reservoir locations
(27.53 million gallons of storage), 27-miles of transmission mains and 128 miles of distribution mains ranging in size from
4 inches to 24 inches, 3731 valves and 916 fire hydrants.
SEWER & STORM DRAIN SECTION:
The Sewer Section maintains and operates the sanitary sewer collection system which consists of 1,000 storm
drains/catch basins, 2,800 manholes, seven lift stations with main sewer lines ranging in size from 4 inches to
36 inches. Approximately 99% of the system is composed of vitrified clay pipe, with less than 1% being cast iron pipe
and reinforced concrete pipe. City personnel use high-pressure jetting to clean lines to maintain the sewer system.