Utility Services

The Utility Division of Temple's Public Works Department consists of many separate groups working together to provide quality water and wastewater services throughout the City of Temple. We are committed to providing our customers with a reliable and safe water supply, essential wastewater systems, maintenance of the city's infrastructure and protecting, conserving and enhancing the area's environmental resources.
Leon River


Temple's Water Treatment Plant draws surface water from the Leon River and runs it through a treatment process so that it is safe to consume. On average, the City pumps 15 million gallons of water daily. That's enough water to fill up almost 23 olympic-size swimming pools.
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Water Distribution Team
The Water Distribution team takes care of the existing water mains that carry water to homes and businesses throughout the city. They locate existing utility lines and respond to emergency leak repairs.
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Sewer Collection Group
The Sewer Collection group cleans and maintains the sewer mains that carry wastewater from homes and businesses to the wastewater treatment plants. They also locate existing utility lines and respond to emergency overflows.
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Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Temple has two wastewater treatment facilities. These facilities receive the wastewater, treat it and either return it to the environment or the reclaimed water is recycled and used to irrigate park facilities or it is pumped to the Panda Power Plant.
Environmental Programs

Environmental Programs

Temple's Special Programs team oversees the city's backflow devices in accordance with the state's governing agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
New Service
If you need to establish new water service, have questions about your bill or to pay your bill online, please visit the Utility Business Office page.