The City of Andrews provides drinking water from the Ogallala Aquifer, which has naturally-occuring fluoride at 5.1 mg/l. Currently, the city operates 19 wells; nine in the Florey Field and 10 in the University Fields. Average monthly production is 60 million pumped with a daily usage of aproximately 2 million gallons.
For additional information on the aquifers in Texas, please refer to the Texas Water Development Board Website.
Operators are certified and licensed by the TCEQ. The City utilizes a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system which automates the entire water system. With the SCDA control process, the Andrews Pump Station is able to communicate via a radio system with the well fields, well field pump stations, and elevated towers. This computerized control process allows for the efficient and effective distribution of potable water to the public.
Water Production responsibilities include:
- Watershed patrol
- Operation of two raw water and one treated water pump stations and elevated storage tanks
- Telemetry control and monitoring systems
- Maintenance of 19 municipal water wells
The Water Utilities department is devoted to providing quality water and efficient service in a cost-effective manner as possible. It is our duty to protect the environment by conserving one of Earth's vital resources.
We will use our employees and continuous quality improvement:
To continue to be a trusted water utility
To provide excellent customer service
To protect and enhance the environment
To deliver value to all our citizens
To provide opportunities for personal and professional development for employees at all levels of the department
We will accomplish this using insightful planning, current technology and effective communication.We are committed to treat our customers with fairness, honesty and respect.