What is backflow and who do I call for questions?

Backflow is an unwanted flow of water in the reverse direction. It can cause health risks by contaminating our potable water.

What can stop this from happening? A backflow preventer, is sometimes called a reduced pressure zone (RPZ) device.

Please call 254-749-4070 with questions concerning our backflow program.

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1. My water is discolored, is it safe to drink? What do I do?
2. What is backflow and who do I call for questions?
3. Why does the City flush water lines and fire hydrants?
4. Why is all of that water just flowing out of the hydrant and into the street?
5. Why is my water so warm?
6. What is drinking water chlorination?
7. Is drinking water chlorination required?
8. Is chlorinated water safe to drink?
9. What can water systems do about taste and/or smell from chlorination?
10. Is there anything I can do about the taste and/or smell?
11. Are there other options for disinfection besides chlorination?
12. What about bathing or showering with chlorinated water?
13. Does chlorine affect home water treatment, like water softening?