Water Treatment Plant

Duties & Responsibilities

The Water Treatment Plant supplies the best quality water possible to all customers and maintains optimal water levels at all storage facilities to balance safe fire protection, recommended pressure, and water quality. We maintain drinking water treatment and distribution and conduct water sampling and testing to ensure the best quality water is available.

Water treatment plant

Award-Winning Drinking Water 

On May 8, 2013, the City of Bridgeport was named the winner of the Big Country Drinking Water Contest for Surface Water in a city with less than 10,000. The contest is an annual contest coordinated by the Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA). This year the contest was held during the 45th Annual Central West Texas Regional School in Abilene. Bridgeport took the honors over 18 other water treatment facilities that entered their water into the contest. This is a big step from where we were this time last year. With the help of US Water and the improvements to the water plant, the City of Bridgeport is proud to accept this award and continue to offer high-quality water to our citizens.

Current Water Quality Status- Q & A

What is causing my water to be discolored?

Increased levels of manganese in the City’s water supply begin when temperatures start to rise. This year, the problem is an increased amount of organics in the water supply that are settling near the intake point.

What Is Manganese?

Manganese is a naturally occurring element found universally in the air, soil, and water.

Is This Water Safe for Consumption?

Although the taste, color, and smell of the water are unpleasant, health officials do not believe that drinking discolored water poses a health risk. The water is tested daily through various parts of the City and complies with safe drinking water regulations.

If your water is discolored:

- Turn on a cold water tap and let the water run for a few minutes. It is best to use a bathtub tap as there is no screen to trap any sediment. You can collect this water and use it to water your plants.

- Catch some water in a light-colored cup. If the water isn’t clear, turn off the tap, wait 30 minutes and try again. Discolored water usually doesn’t last long. If your water still isn’t clear after two or three hours, submit a Fix-It-Form on the website or call 940-683-3400.

What Action Does the City Take to Treat the Discolored Water?

The City is treating the water at the water plant and is continuously adjusting the treatment method to address the continuing changes in the water supply. The water is tested to verify that the levels are safe for human consumption. The Water Department also flushes the water lines in the City by opening the fire hydrants and draining the water. If you have any questions, please call the City of Bridgeport at 940-683-3400.

Drinking-Water Reports