Bryan has always been famous for its water. In fact, there were once so many flowing artesian wells in Bryan that it became known as “Fountain City” soon after its founding in 1840. The Water Department has provided water service to the citizens of Bryan since 1892.

Today we produce an average of 1.3 million gallons of safe drinking water every day. Nearly 70 miles of underground pipe deliver water to more than 3,800 homes and businesses. Each year our water crews replace about 3,000 feet of main line to keep the distribution system in good condition. Additionally, there are 470 fire hydrants installed to insure adequate fire protection. We inspect and flow all the hydrants annually and repair problems promptly.

Six artesian wells supply the system with a combined capacity of 7.8 million gallons per day. We have 1.4 million gallons of elevated storage to assure an ample supply during periods of high demand. Our EPA certified operators monitor the water every day. Follow this link for more details about our Drinking Water.

Community Services

The Water Department is proud to provide valuable services, including over 20 million gallons of water annually, to the community of Bryan without charge:

  • Water for city buildings and facilities
  • Water for parks, pools, and other recreational areas
  • Water for Bryan Community Center and Bryan Senior Center
  • Water for fire fighting and emergency medical service
  • Water for street and sewer maintenance
  • Materials, installation, and maintenance of fire hydrants
  • Installation and maintenance of city water services

Contact Information

Regular business hours of the Water Department are weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We can be reached by phone at 419-633-6100 or by e-mail: water@cityofbryan.com

Link to a copy of the Bryan Water Department General Rules and Regulations or request a copy by calling 419-633-6100 or by e-mailing us at utility@cityofbryan.com.