On average, LCMUA collects 1,000,000 gallons of wastewater daily. Wastewater is 99.9% water. The wastewater system is designed to dispose water, toilet paper, and bodily fluids. ANYTHING else can potentially block the flow of wastewater, causing backups.

LCMUA Wastewater System

  • 22 Lift Stations - with 44 pumps
  • 262,371 Linear Feet of Gravity Pipe (50 miles)
  • 42,300 Linear Feet of Force Main Pipe (8 miles)
  • 625 Manholes

Report an emergency wastewater back up to Customer Service at 940-497-2999 or after hours at 940-222-1988.

Request line locates through Texas811 online here or simply dial 811.

Storm Water and Illicit Discharge

Storm drains are the openings along the curb you are terrified of falling into or the caged hole in the middle of the parking lot you just know you are going to drop your keys in. They are designed to alleviate flooding by draining storm water off streets and parking lots into the nearest body of water.  No filter. No treatment. Just straight into the bodies of water you swim in, boat on, fish from, and well... you get the drift. Water from your sink or toilet flows to a wastewater treatment plant where it is treated and filtered prior to entering any bodies of water.

When water or wastewater overflows in the street, or anything else goes into the storm drain, it goes down the storm drains and it comes out the same. No treatment. No filter.

While LCMUA is NOT responsible for the storm drains in our municipalities, LCMUA is concerned with illicit discharge into the storm drain system as it directly impacts quality of the water supply. Help protect the environment, your health, and water supply by reporting illicit discharge to your local municipality. Find contact information for the municipalities here.