Water & Wastewater
Saginaw has an outstanding water supply system, utilizing 1 24-inch and 1 12-inch water supply main from the City of Fort Worth. Saginaw also utilizes Fort Worth's sanitary sewer treatment facilities.
The Saginaw Water Department maintains a water supply system following the guidelines set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for human consumption and fire safety. Staff monitors the distribution system through the use of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Staff responsibilities include:
- Checking quality assurance
- Cleaning pump sites
- Ensuring adequate pressure throughout the distribution system
- Installing new lines
- Keeping accurate records of distribution flow
- Maintaining and repairing existing lines
- Maintaining meters, boxes, and valves
- Reporting to the DSHS
Sewer responsibilities include servicing and repairing main lines and manholes in the system and maintaining files and reports concerning sewer stoppages, citizen complaints, and inspections of sewer mains and sewer manholes. Programs testing industrial and commercial business discharge and pretreatment of waste to ensure proper usage of the sewer system are currently in place. This requires testing and completing forms as required by various government entities. Sewer charges have been reduced by the City of Fort Worth through the completion of an infiltration program. This program isolates deficiencies in the system and makes the necessary repairs.