Richardson has received a “Superior” rating of our water system by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This rating is part of the City’s recently released 2022 Water Quality Report, a.k.a. the Consumer Confidence Report, and reflects the hard work and efforts of our Water Utilities employees to protect the community’s health by delivering and maintaining safe and reliable drinking water. The Water Utilities department is a municipal water distribution and wastewater collection utility owned by the City of Richardson—wholesale treated water is purchased from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), which has surface water rights from Lake Lavon, Lake Chapman, Lake Texoma and Lake Tawakoni (see further information about NTMWD in News above).

The full report, including information about the City’s water testing process and detailed results, may be found at The City is required to make the water quality report available to residents annually to comply with Federal Environmental Protection Agency and TCEQ requirements.