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Old 05-03-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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where does tx get its water from
Each city or municipality gets their water from different sources. It does not all come from one single source. Some areas have aquifiers that provide their city w/ water. Others have lakes and resevoirs that provide their water.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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$800 million water plant expansion will keep North Texas growing | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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Someone please tell me. Are there lakes or underground rivers provide the city water?
lakes but I usually get mine at kroger
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Rustbelt
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I ran across this thread when searching for the water source of Dallas, TX. I had tested 1 gallon of City of Dallas water and found it to be pretty dirty water. The residue also has a strong odor to it.

You can see what is in 1 gal of Dallas water after you boil the liquid off. (The Dallas, TX report is right after the Morgantown, WV test.

https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/6035/
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Combine, TX
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Dallasites (and I) get a good portion of their water from Lake Tawakoni where I now live. No bad after taste or color, never seen any sediment in the bottom of a glass either......
Once I was at somebody's house on Lake Tawakoni between East Tawakoni and Lone Oak, and the tap water tasted like it was straight from the lake. Disgusting
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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I ran across this thread when searching for the water source of Dallas, TX. I had tested 1 gallon of City of Dallas water and found it to be pretty dirty water. The residue also has a strong odor to it.

You can see what is in 1 gal of Dallas water after you boil the liquid off. (The Dallas, TX report is right after the Morgantown, WV test.

https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/6035/
Well that doesn't pass any scientific rigor...
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:08 AM
 
Location: plano
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Long term water source for few metro is SE oklahoma. That area gets as much rain as houston annually which is a lot. Politics in oklahoma are against sharing water with texas but much is water the Indian tribes claim to own and control and their are more open to sharing the surplus with texans. Irving has a deal with lake hugo for surplus water. Going over the damn at this lake is enough water to serve NYC beefs times 4. That is a lot of surplus water.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:34 AM
 
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I ran across this thread when searching for the water source of Dallas, TX. I had tested 1 gallon of City of Dallas water and found it to be pretty dirty water. The residue also has a strong odor to it.

You can see what is in 1 gal of Dallas water after you boil the liquid off. (The Dallas, TX report is right after the Morgantown, WV test.

https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/6035/

Dallas water is not dirty. It's some of the highest rated water in the country.


http://dallascityhall.com/department...QR2015_eng.pdf
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Dallas water is ok. However, I just retured for a couple of months in Logan, Utah and now I know how delicious water really can be.
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Old 07-29-2016, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I understand Dallas and other parts of Texas has very free rules on how water gets used. And the underground aquifiers are being depleted quickly by the land owners to Austin and such. and when they run low water will just be taken from the more rural/poor areas. Any comment.
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