Texarkana Water Utilities

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We provide services vital to the health and safety of Texarkana citizens and our customers, the City's efforts toward economic development, environmental protection, and enhancement of quality of life. These services include water supply, treatment, and distribution; and wastewater collection and treatment.

We strive to provide excellent response to the needs of our customers at a fair and reasonable cost through our operations, customer service, maintenance, and support functions. Our products consistently meet higher quality standards than those set by local, state and federal regulatory agencies.

Looking toward the future - We realize that the systems we operate and maintain must meet the needs of future generations, and we plan our efforts accordingly. Our programs are focused on meeting future needs in the most cost-effective manner. Because we function in a world where technology and regulations are constantly changing, we realize that we can be effective only to the degree that we are open to new ideas and challenges.

Temporary Change to Water Disinfection Procedures

Texarkana Water Utilities will begin flushing city water mains Friday, March 23 through to the end of the month to complete the chlorine conversion disinfection process. If your water pressure is just lower than normal, but is adequate to carry out your daily routine, please be patient, as this pressure drop will likely be short-lived. Water pressures should return to normal after flushing has been terminated in your area, and subsequent to the termination of the conversion. Flush toilets, bathtubs and faucets until your water clears. If it doesn't clear with minor indoor flushing, contact the Texarkana Water Utilities Service Center at (903) 798-3880, so that they can determine whether additional flushing in your area is warranted. Customers may drink and use their water as normal.

Press Release and Frequently Asked Questions


Press Release

Community News

At Texarkana Water Utilities we have been working hard behind the scenes to upgrade to a new billing system. We are dedicated to seeking ways to improve your experience as a customer. To that end, we will open up new features for handling your account, both online and when you contact us directly. We are also making improvements to your billing statement to make it easier to read and better provide important information about your account.
Please take advantage of the new features we offer. In the event you discover an error with your billing statement, please contact customer service immediately.

FREE for Texarkana, Texas Residents

An alternative way for residents to get rid of their own bulk waste is by taking it to the New Boston, Texas Landfill. There is NO disposal fee for Texarkana residents for regular household waste (sofas, washer, dryers, etc.). Proof of residency is required by bringing a current water bill and driver's license. PLEASE NOTE: Construction and remodel debris will not qualify for free disposal and will be charged on a per ton basis.

For questions regarding this service, please call the Landfill.
New Boston Landfill
1030 West U.S. Highway 82
New Boston, Texas 75570
Phone: 903-628-6595

FY 2018 TWU Annual Budget

TWU Annual Budget 2017-2018

2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)

View the 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (requires Adobe Reader)

Let's tackle grease in the kitchen

Control of grease in the kitchen (proper disposal of grease) prevents clogged drains, which are costly to the customer. It also prevents clogged sewer lines, which increase the city's maintenance costs. Grease is the number one cause of sanitary sewer overflows. Sanitary sewer overflows are unsightly, unsanitary and unlawful. They may result in fines to the city.

Let's Tackle the Grease in This Kitchen! English (.pdf)
¡Ataquemos a la Grasa en Esta Cocina! En Español (.pdf)


Code Red - Seconds count in an emergency. Sign up now!

The Cities of Texarkana, Bowie County, and Miller County have instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the city or county in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices). The system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.