Water and Wastewater Construction Superintendent- Shawn Bolenbarr 979-337-7414
The Water Distribution Department is responsible for the connection, operation, and maintenance of 145 miles of water mains, 2,800 water valves, and over 800 fire hydrants. Water is distributed through a series of mains ranging in size from 2 inches to 12 inches in diameter. The department serves more than 6,800 customers and is on call 24 hours a day.
Services provided include checking for water leaks, low water pressure, and water main breaks. Should you experience any of these problems, please call us anytime, 24 hours a day, at 979.337.7400.
Other responsibilities of Water Construction are
- Low water pressure
- Needing water turned on or off at the meter to do repairs in your house
- Fire hydrant maintenance and flow testing
- Water quality issues
- Repairs to city mains
- The department is dedicated to providing a safe and reliable supply of potable water to all residents and commercial/industrial accounts located in the Brenham area
The Wastewater Collection Department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of 139 miles of sewer mains, 6,243 sewer connections, over 2,000 manholes and serves more than 6,400 customers.
Responsibilities of this department include:
- Installation of wastewater mains
- Wastewater connections
- Routine manhole inspections
- Wastewater blockages or overflows
- Wastewater odors
The department is also responsible for inflow and infiltration issues. This is done by conducting an annual smoke testing program. Each year, one-quarter of the city is tested. This form of testing will show indications of a broken sewer line. Owners of properties indicating an inflow problem are notified by mail that a repair of this is needed. In general, the repairs required are minor. Once the problem has been corrected, a technician will inspect the repair for verification.
BEFORE YOU DIG - DIAL 811. IT'S THE LAW!!!
Color codes for Utilities Markings
- Water Blue
- Sewer Green
- Gas Yellow
- Electric Red
Digging can be dangerous. There are buried utilities throughout the city. Hitting a utility line can be both dangerous and costly. Without knowing the locations of the buried utilities, you jeopardize your safety as well as others and the inconvenience of being without the service.
Before beginning any project that requires you to move earth, DIAL 811. This is a free service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The locate center will contact the city and the utility departments will mark their lines within 2 business days. Wait the required time - at least 2 business days. Once lines are marked, dig with care and dig safely by hand-digging within 18 inches of any marking.