Water Treatment

The city's water supply has a Superior rating from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The system is inspected annually by the state. To meet its needs, Cleburne has rights to 5.14 million gallons of water a day (MGD) from Lake Pat Cleburne, 4.73 MGD from Lake Aquilla, and water rights to 8.66 MGD from Lake Whitney. Additionally, seven wells, with a total capacity of two million gallons daily, are available as water sources.

The Water Treatment Plant is capable of treating 20 million gallons a day. Peak demand for treatment is approximately 13.5 million gallons, normally required in the months of August and September

Lake Aquilla Water


Lake Aquilla water is delivered to either Lake Pat Cleburne or directly into the treatment plant via the Aquilla pump station and Barkman Pipeline. The city has four elevated tanks and additional water mains which help to serve the Industrial Park area of town.