The City of Wolfforth provides water from two different sources. The first is the Ogallala Aquifer, and the second is the City of Lubbock. We have multiple wells in various locations in and around Wolfforth that pump untreated groundwater from the Ogallala. The groundwater is then treated to reduce levels of various constituents to TCEQ/EPA approved levels. After treatment, the finished water is stored in ground storage tanks, then delivered to the distribution system. The second source of our water is the City of Lubbock. In 2022, the Cities of Wolfforth and Lubbock executed a long-term contract, committing Lubbock to provide and committing Wolfforth to purchase at least ½ million gallons per day of treated water. This contract provides a stability to Wolfforth’s water supply that is very important to our growing community.
Wolfforth currently has a $31.5 million Capital Improvements Plan to address water supply, water treatment, water storage, and water delivery. Several projects are in the Engineering Design Phase, and some are already under construction.
In May of 2023 the Texas Tribune did a multi part story regarding water issues in Texas. Our City was included in the article linked below.
City of Wolfforth tank construction:
Click the link below to view the time lapse video-
2022 Consumer Confidence Report
The consumer confidence report (CCR) is a document that provides consumers information about the quality of our drinking water in an easy to read format. The CCR summarizes information that our water system already collects to comply with Federal and State (TCEQ) regulations.
Consumer Confidence Report
The Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5)
Every five years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implements the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR). The purpose of UCMR is to collect data from across the country on contaminants that may be present in drinking water.
In April of 2023 the City of Wolfforth was required to submit a sample for UCMR testing.
View the results at the link below.
Fifth Unregulated Contaminant
Master Water Plan
Water Treatment and Production
Water Treatment & Production
Drought Contingency Plan/Landscape Irrigation
Wolfforth Water Schedule
Your Role as a Water Customer
By taking steps to control cross connections and prevent the possibility of backflow at your home, you will help to protect the public water supply and ensure that your family continues to enjoy safe drinking water. Garden hoses and irrigation systems are common concerns, but there are other common residential sources of cross connections, too.
Garden Hoses and Backflow
The garden hose is the most common cross connection. Each of these common uses of a garden hose sets up a cross connection:
- forcing it into a clogged gutter, downspout, or sewer pipe to flush out the clog
- connecting it directly to a hose-end sprayer to apply pesticide or fertilizer to your yard
- connecting it to a soap-and-brush attachment to wash your car, boat, or siding
- letting the end of the hose lie in a puddle or pool of water on the ground
No doubt you can think of other examples. In each of these cases, if backflow happens, your household’s water lines could be contaminated. Depending on how long the backflow event lasts, the contamination could spread to the public drinking water system. Fortunately, there are two inexpensive ways to solve this problem:
- Make sure that the end of your garden hose is never submerged in or connected to a nonpotable substance. This solution is free, but not highly reliable. Can you always be this careful?
- Install a hose bibb vacuum breaker on each of your outside faucets. These inexpensive devices are designed to allow water to flow in only one direction. You can find them at most home supply stores and through plumbing suppliers. Before you use a hose-end sprayer, you should first install a hose bibb vacuum breaker at the faucet.
Irrigation Systems and Backflow
As a homeowner, you may install and maintain your own irrigation system, but it’s still important to have a suitable backflow prevention assembly (BPA) in place and to be sure that it works properly. Here are a few ways you can do just that:
- Hire a licensed irrigator.
- If you install your own system, have a licensed BPA tester confirm that the BPA is installed and operating properly.
- TCEQ requires you to have a licensed BPA tester check the BPA when it is installed on your irrigation system.
To find an inspector that has registered with the City of Wolfforth please visit www.sctrackingsolutions.com and click on the button labeled Need A Service Provider?