What is our water source?
The SPMWD obtains its water supply from the Choke Canyon/Lake Corpus Christi Reservoir System within the Nueces River Basin. These reservoirs are fed by the Nueces, Frio and Atascosa Rivers. The Mary Rhodes Pipeline was completed in September 1998 and extends 101 miles from Lake Texana near Edna, Texas.

The pipeline delivers water to the O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant in Corpus Christi. The treatment plant purifies the water through a process of chemical treatment, settling, filtration and disinfection. Water treatment chemicals are added to remove impurities, kill harmful bacteria, eliminate tastes and odors and help prevent tooth decay.

The same quality drinking water is then delivered to all residential, commercial and industrial customers through a treated water transmission main from O.N. Stevens Plant to SPMWD by the Reynolds Aluminum Plant east of Gregory.

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1. How do I shut off my water?
2. How do I know if I have a leak?
3. I have a leak on my property. Can someone from the city fix it?
4. What is hard water?
5. How is hydrogen sulfide gas produced in a water heater?
6. Does the City of Portland add fluoride to its drinking water?
7. What is our water source?
8. How can I check for a leaky toilet?
9. What should I do if my sewer is blocked?
10. Where does city maintenance end?