The City of Garland’s water system is rated “superior” by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) - TCEQ’s highest rating - and meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water requirements. Garland Water Utilities is working with our water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District as well as national industry experts at the American Water Works Association to make sense of the methodology referenced in the article by BestLife. The guidelines cited in the article are based on their own “health guidelines” rather than the requirements set forth by the federal and state agencies responsible for monitoring drinking water safety.
Garland takes great pride in the high quality of its water, which is the same water shared by the entire North Texas Municipal Water District service area.
An online lifestyle magazine posted a story titled “The 25 U.S. Cities with the Worst Drinking Water.” Garland appeared on their list along with 16 other Texas cities, including North Texas cities (Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Irving, McKinney and Plano). It is important to note that the Federal and State standards for water quality were not the measurement for this rating. As always, if you have questions about your drinking water, be sure to go straight to the source, your Garland Water Utilities department.