THE CITY OF BRENHAM
Visitors from across the state come to this picturesque burg about an hour north of Houston to taste its German
heritage and enjoy a little antiquing and the bounty of fun and cultural activities it offers. But whether you live in
Brenham or are just passing through, if you’ve had water from the tap you might be surprised to know it came
from the Brazos River Authority.
The city of Brenham has contracted with the BRA for municipal water
supply since 1972. Located in Washington County, the city is one of 62
customers that contracts with the BRA. Currently, Brenham is permitted
4,200 acre-feet each year to serve more than 6,800 customers,
including local residents and businesses.
This water supply is taken from nearby Lake Somerville and pumped
14 miles to the city’s water treatment plant. According to the city, that
plant is capable of treating nearly 7 million gallons of water each day
so it meets Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and federal
Environmental Protection Agency quality requirements. The water is
then stored in three elevated tanks across the city until ready to use.
For more information about the city of Brenham and its water
department, please click here.