Each summer, the City publishes a water quality report that outlines the results of city and state testing performed on the City of Cleburne water system. The report shows the substances the water is tested for, the acceptable range of those substances, and the amount of each substance found.
The surface waters of Lake Pat Cleburne, and Lake Aquilla as well as ground water wells in the Twin Mountain-Travis Peak formation of the Trinity Aquifer provide Cleburne’s current water sources. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) completed an assessment of our source water and results indicate that some of our sources are susceptible to certain contaminants. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The sampling requirements for our water system are based on this susceptibility and previous sample data. Additional parameters like turbidity and total organic carbon (TOC) are also performed.
The City of Cleburne Water Utilities continually re-examines its water resources, conservation practices and drought plans to improve our stewardship of water supplies. Human activities can waste water and create pollution if we take creeks, rivers and lakes for granted. Citizens working together will keep Texas creeks, rivers and lakes healthy for our future water supply, recreation, and natural beauty.
Find out more and see the report here.