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Water & Wastewater
About the Department
The utilities administration of the Public Works Department provides operation, maintenance and repair to the water distribution, wastewater collection system and the wastewater treatment plant.

  • The City of Portland purchases its treated drinking water from the San Patricio Municipal Water District. View information about where our water comes from.   
  • Wastewater collection provides guidance for proper commercial wastewater disposal and is tasked with maintaining the sewer lines and mains throughout the city.   
  • Our wastewater treatment personnel are responsible for the operations and maintenance activities at the wastewater treatment plant on Moore Avenue.   
  • Residential wastewater collection is tasked with maintaining the sewer lines and mains throughout the city.   
  • Water distribution includes maintenance of the water towers, storage tanks, distribution lines, fire hydrants and water meters throughout the city.   
  • 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 

Water and Sewer Tap Fees
Please click here to see the fee schedule.  Additionally, the City utility late payment disconnect services have increased.  A disconnect processing fee of $20 will be charged plus a $25 reconnect fee ($45 total) if connected during regular business hours or a $45 reconnect fee ($65 total) if after hours, weekends or holidays. 

Additional Information
For questions about utilities administration or repair requests, please call (361) 777-4601.