The Utilities Division is responsible for the city’s drinking water and sanitary sewer services; water distribution, water production, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. Employees of these divisions are required to be licensed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for their respective fields, focusing on the protection of public health.
New Water Service
To establish new water service, go to City Hall, Utility Billing, located at 604 West Fairmont Pkwy.
Water quality reports are available for viewing online.
The Wastewater Treatment Division is responsible for operations and maintenance of the Little Cedar Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant currently treats about 4 million gallons of wastewater per day to strict environmental standards. They also handle industrial waste permitting and setting pretreatment standards for businesses in La Porte.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) establishes requirements for local governments and industry regarding emergency planning and "Community Right-to-Know" reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals. Want to learn more? Click on the EPCRA Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information or visit www.laportelepc.org.
Water Production is accountable for the production and delivery of the City’s drinking water. This division also maintains and operates the La Porte Area Water Authority, which supplies treated surface water to the cities of La Porte, Shoreacres, and Morgan’s Point. The City of La Porte is rated as having a Superior Public Water System by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and is proud of its achievement!
Wastewater Collection is in charge of the city’s sanitary sewer services; operation and maintenance of lift stations, maintenance programs and repairs to sewer lines and manholes. They also have a crew for line cleaning and camera surveys. Crews are on stand-by duty to respond to sewer problems. Always contact Public Works for assistance before calling a plumber.
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Water Distribution is relied on for new water line construction and replacement of aging lines. These crews also handle the installation of new water taps and services and the maintenance of the city’s fire hydrants. There is always a repair crew on stand-by duty for emergency water main leaks.
To ensure that we have enough water for current and future Texans, we need to reduce the amount of water we waste!
Municipal Water Department
- Average daily consumption: 4.5 million gallons
- Miles of water mains: 201 miles
- Number of meters: 13,867 meters
- Sanitary sewers: 199 miles
- Storm sewers: 89 miles