Water School

What is a municipal water system?

Also called a public water system, a municipal water system is an organization that provides drinking water to at least five service connections or regularly serves 25 individuals for 60 days.




The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

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