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 supply an average of 1.5 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 4,000 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.