Water Utility Operators are responsible for the connection and maintenance of over 1,000 miles of water mains, more than 12,500 water valves and 4,200 fire hydrants in and around the City of Waco. They are on call 24 hours a day to service water leaks and water main breaks while maintaining quality service to citizens.
Wastewater Utility Operators are responsible for the connection and maintenance of over 800 miles of sanitary sewer mains, more than 13,000 sewer manholes and over 37,300 sewer connections in the City of Waco. They are on call 24 hours a day to respond to customer concerns.
The Mount Carmel Treatment Plant is home to the City of Waco’s Water Quality Laboratory. Environmental Inspectors in the lab conduct sampling and analysis of water samples from our region as well as monitor the health of our watershed. The lab also provides support for the Water Distribution Division as well as other cities by continuously monitoring the water treatment process as well as responding to customer concerns. Lab personnel are on call 24 hours a day to respond immediately to water quality problems.
The City of Waco has three water treatment plants. The Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Treatment Plant treats an average of 41 million gallons of water per day from Lake Waco with a maximum capacity of 90 million gallons per day. Water treated at the DAF plant then travels on for further treatment at the other two treatment plants.
The Riverside Treatment Plant currently treats an average of 13 million gallons of water per day with a maximum capacity of 24 million gallons per day.
The Mount Carmel Treatment Plant treats an average of 28 million gallons of water per day with a maximum capacity of 52 million gallons per day. The men and women of Water Treatment take an average of 430 samples every 24 hours during the water treatment process. Operations personnel staff the plants 24 hours a day to ensure the safety and quality of the water is maintained at all times.
The City of Waco Water Utility Services Department strives to provide superior customer service at all times. Whether you want to pay your bill in person, need emergency assistance, or simply have a question about your bill, we're here to help. The Water Office is also home to our Meter Shop and Waco Central. Our Meter Shop is responsible for reading over 40,000 water meters.
Waco Central is your 'one call does it all' information center. Every year the call center handles well over 100,000 customer inquiries. Questions? Comments? Call 299-CITY! 425 Franklin Avenue Waco, Texas 76701 Lobby: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive-Thru: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Click here for more locations to pay your water bill in person.
The City of Waco's Industrial Pretreatment Program permits and monitors industrial waste that is discharged to the collection system from 20 facilities.
The City of Waco Wastewater Treatment Plant on the south side of Waco began operating in 1925 and underwent two major modification and enlargement programs. The Brazos River Authority acquired the treatment plant from the City in 1970 and two additional enlargements were partially funded by EPA grants.
In February of 2004, the City of Waco reacquired the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Currently, the WMARSS system and two treatment plants are owned and operated by the City of Waco, serving Waco and the surrounding communities (Hewitt, Bellmead, Lacy Lakeview, Lorena, Robinson and Woodway).