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The Water Department manages the City of Corpus Christi's water supply and distribution system. The department works to provide safe drinking water that meets state and federal regulations. The department plans for future needs and strives to improve water quality, customer satisfaction, efficiency and productivity. The department also reviews the design and construction of water facilities and infrastructure to ensure service reliability. In addition, water conservation programs and resources are promoted to inspire the community to take an active role in protecting the environment.

Water Department Services

Water Flushing Program

For residents that are selected to participate, Water Department employees will re-use water that was released from flushing fire hydrants to water your yard. 

Water Quality Reports

The City operates a state-certified lab to perform required water testing. View the most recent Water Quality Reports below. 

Water Rates and Charges

Find utility rates, service information, and information on related programs.                                                                                                                          

Water conservation is of utmost importance when conserving all of the Coastal Bend's natural resources.

—Water Department Director

Clarence Wittwer, Water Director

Clarence Wittwer, Water Director

Clarence Wittwer has over 25 years of experience in the utilities industry. He has managed water and wastewater treatment plants of various sizes in both the private and public sector. Mr. Wittwer has held positions in Seabrook, South Houston, Alvin, Baytown and most recently serving as the Deputy Assistant Director with the City of Houston. His military service includes the Army National Guard and Texas State Guard.

Mr. Wittwer holds multiple certifications in utility operations, emergency management and shelter/mass casualty management. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, along with other educational accomplishments including a Leadership Development Program with C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He was honored in 2004 with both the President’s Volunteer Service Award (President George W. Bush) and the Texas Water Utilities Association Leadership Award.