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.
Effective April 24, 2017, this page is now the official Water Department website. Learn more about the Forward Site here.
Water Agencies and Institutions
Water Department Services
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.
The City operates a state-certified lab to perform required water testing. View the most recent Water Quality Reports below.
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.
Clarence Wittwer, Water Director
Clarence Wittwer, has over 25 years in the utilities industry. He literally worked his way from the trenches to holding very rarely done “Class A” licenses in both Water and Wastewater Treatment from TCEQ. He has managed water and wastewater treatment plants of various sizes in both the private and public sectors. He also holds multiple certifications in utility operations, emergency management shelter/mass casualty management.
He also holds various degrees in areas such as Environmental Science. His military service includes the Army National Guard and Texas State Guard. 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.