How often is my water tested?

Our supplier North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) performs over 1,000 tests per day to make sure that your water meets all federal, state and local regulations set to ensure the safety of the treated water before it's transported to Garland’s storage facilities.

The City of Garland is required by law to furnish 150 bacteriological samples per month for testing. Samples are taken daily throughout the distribution system then delivered to the Garland Water Utilities Laboratory for analysis.  The Lab is accredited under the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) drinking water and wastewater analysis.

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1. How often is my water tested?
2. What is the hardness of my water?
3. Why does North Texas Municipal Water District add chlorine to the water?
4. Why does my water look cloudy?
5. What are the white particles coming from my tap?
6. What is the pH of Garland's water?
7. Why is my water discolored? Is this safe?
8. Why is fluoride added to the water?
9. How do I get information on bottled water and home filters?
10. Why does my water have an earthy taste and odor during the summer months? Is the water safe to drink?