Drinking Water

Our drinking water comes from seven artesian wells with an average depth of 131 feet. We pump an average of 1.5 million gallons of drinking water per day to the city at a rate of approximately 2,000 gallons per minute. All the wells, both water towers, and water plant operations can be controlled by our SCADA computer and telemetry system.

Water supply operators monitor the chlorine, iron and pH levels of the drinking water every day. In addition, samples are taken monthly at ten different locations within the system to test for bacteria.


Bryan Drinking Water Constituents

 Iron 0.03 mg/L
 Calcium 59 mg/L
 Natural Fluoride 1.15 mg/L
 Hardness 327 mg/L (19 gpg)
 Ave. pH 7.8
 Free Chlorine 0.6 mg/L

Complies with all federal and state standards for safe drinking water.

Learn more! Link to our Water Quality Reports

Water treatment methods

  • Aeration by gravity – forces oxygen into the incoming well water to help bring iron out of suspension. Aeration also helps remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide gasses.
  • Chlorination – maintains disinfectant throughout the distribution system; brings the iron out of suspension to help filtration process
  • Sand and gravel pressure filtration – removes iron

Laboratory Services

As a service to the Williams County Health Department and other communities, the water department provides bacterial analyses every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call 419-633-6160 for details.

Contact Information

Regular business hours of the Water Treatment Plant are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. We can be reached by phone at 419-633-6160 and by e-mail:  water@cityofbryan.com