THE CITY OF TEMPLE
The city of Temple has contracted with the Brazos River Authority for its municipal water supply since 1962.
Located in the heart of Bell County in Central Texas, Temple is one of 62 municipal customers that contract for
water with the BRA and make it available to residents and businesses in their area.
Temple has seen marked growth in its population in
the last decade and the city meets the water needs
of 70,000 plus city residents. In addition, the city
contracts with other communities for water, including
Troy, Little River–Academy, Morgan’s Point Resort
and Arrowhead Hill.
The city’s water quality continues to maintain a
“superior” rating, meeting or exceeding all state and
federal standards for public drinking water systems.
Temple contracts with the BRA for 30,453 acre-feet
of water per year, drawing their supply from the Leon
River, downstream from Lake Belton. In addition, the
BRA has provided wastewater treatment services for
the city of Temple since 1975, managing the regional
wastewater plant that also provides treatment
services for the city of Belton.
For more information about the city of Temple and its water department, please visit its website, here.