Go To Search
How Do I... - Sugar Land Resource Center

Water Quality
Regulations
The City of Sugar Land serves drinking water that meets all EPA and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulation requirements. The City has two separate water systems, the City system and the Riverpark system. The analysis for the Water Quality Reports are made by using the data from the most recent EPA-required tests and is presented in the following downloadable documents. We hope this information helps you become more knowledgeable about our drinking water. Printed copies of the 2015 Water Quality Report can be requested from the Public Works Department.

Water Quality Reports


Water Hardness

The primary minerals in drinking water that cause hard water deposits are calcium and magnesium. The City currently uses well water which can vary in water hardness from well to well. The City’s Main Water System also uses surface water from Oyster Creek and the Brazos River. This treated surface water is blended with the groundwater before being distributed to customers. Therefore, it is best to consider the system as a whole and to look at the hardness as a range in order to capture the full potential:

Sugar Land Levels
Range for Sugar Land Water
  • 34.4 to 211 parts per million (ppm)
  • 2.0 to 12.3 grains per gallon (gpg)

Typical Hardness Ranges
  • Soft: 0 to 17 ppm / 0 to 1 gpg
  • Slightly hard: 17.1 to 60 ppm / 1 to 3.5 gpg
  • Moderately hard: 61 to 120 ppm / 3.5 to 7 gpg
  • Hard: 121 to 180 ppm / 7 to 10.5 gpg
  • Very Hard: more than 180 / more than 10.5 gpg

Water Softener
Customers may contemplate getting softener based on their desired aesthetic qualities of water. Hard water can cause crusty white to off-white build up around faucets, shower heads, toilet bowls, and sinks. This deposit can be removed with products designed for this function that can be purchased at local stores.

Public Meetings
To learn about future public meetings concerning our drinking water or to request to schedule one, call us at 281-275-2450.


This is Sugar Land