Water / Wastewater
Water Treatment & DistributionThe City of Boerne's water system has been recognized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as a superior public water system.
The city obtains its water from surface and ground water. The city owns and operates the Surface Water Treatment Plant at Boerne City Lake and nine groundwater wells. Additionally, the city purchases surface water from Canyon Lake through the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.
The city is permitted to withdraw 833 acre-feet (271.4 million gallons) of water each year from the city lake. The city has ground storage tank capacity of 4 million gallons, and also operates two pressurizing standpipe tanks.
The city’s water distribution system provides water to customers within the city limits. The city owns and maintains the portion of each customer’s water service line that runs from the water main distribution network to the customer’s meter, typically located near the customer’s property line.
Wastewater Treatment & Collection
The city is permitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to discharge 1.2 million gallons per day from the Wastewater Treatment Plant located on Esser Road. The plant discharges to Currey Creek, which flows into the Cibolo Creek just south of State Highway 46.
Additionally, the city is permitted to discharge 1.4 million gallons per day from the Wastewater Treatment and Recycling Center (WWTRC) located on Old San Antonio Road. The WWTRC discharges to Menger Creek, which also flows into the Cibolo Creek south of State Highway 46.
The city’s wastewater collection system provides service for customers within the city limits of Boerne. The city owns and maintains the portion of each customer’s sewer service line that extends from the sewer collection system main to the customer’s point of connection, typically located near the customer’s property line.