|Water Production Plant
is a priority for the City of Lufkin to provide the best quality of
drinking water possible for its citizens. The source of the water
for the City's drinking water system is 100% ground water from the
Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer. The City has 11 deep wells (some over 1500
feet deep) located in northern Angelina County. The water is
delivered to the Water Production Plant where it is aerated and
dosed with chlorine and fluoride. The storage capacity is 10 million
gallons consisting of 5 ground storage tanks and 4 elevated storage
tanks. The water system's production capacity is now over 17 million
gallons per day with the peak pumping occurring during the summer at
13 to 14 million gallons per day.
There are several large generators installed at the Plant and in the
well field to ensure the delivery of potable water in case of a
power outage. Future plans are for the City to draw water from Sam
Rayburn Reservoir to help augment the growth and expansion of the
City’s population and development. Eventually, the City will be able
to pump up to 25 million gallons per day from the reservoir,
establishing a stable water supply for the citizens. The City
currently takes 49 bacteriological water samples over a 3 week
period each month throughout the water system to ensure the quality
of water provided to citizens.
The Water Quality Report provides
the annual notification of the chemical constituents and their
concentrations found in the City of Lufkin's drinking water.
The Water Quality Complaint
allows Lufkin citizens the opportunity to express their concerns
about the quality of the drinking water.
In the event of a drought, please
read the Drought Contingency Plan concerning regulations and
restrictions applying to the delivery and consumption of water.
To contact City personnel
concerning the drinking water system, please call (936)