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Posted on: May 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] National Drinking Water Week

Celebrating drinking water week

It’s National Drinking Water Week! We are highlighting some important facts about the drinking water we use right here in League City. 

Where does League City’s drinking water come from?

The City of League City purchases surface water from the Gulf Coast Water Authority and the City of Houston. Water from the Gulf Coast Water Authority comes from the Brazos River located in Galveston County, while water from the City of Houston comes from the Trinity River located in Harris County.

Sixty-eight percent of League City’s water comes from surface water sources, such as the Brazos and Trinity Rivers, while the other 32 percent comes from groundwater. The primary source of groundwater for the city comes from the Gulf Coast Aquifer. 

Learn more about League City's water sources and more at this link

How is League City’s drinking water made safe for consumption?

The Water Production Department is responsible for providing a potable water supply for our residents and ensuring that all water quality standards are met. They maintain and operate 14 facilities, consisting of ten booster pump stations, four elevated storage tanks, and nine groundwater wells. 

Watch this short video to learn more about the process of water treatment in League City.

How much does drinking water cost?

League City’s drinking water is extraordinarily affordable compared to bottled water sold at your local grocer. In fact, 100 gallons of bottled water is more than 100 times more expensive than 100 gallons of drinking water from your tap!

Bottles of water are compared to a water faucet, showing that the faucet water costs less.

Test your drinking water IQ

We joined Captain H2O to quiz League City residents on drinking water facts. Watch the video and see how much you know about drinking water.

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