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Water Meter Questions Answered
At certain times throughout the year, there may be reasons that the Utility Billing Department has to estimate a water bill.
If you think your water meter has not been read accurately, please contact us at 378-4272 or [email protected]
with an exact reading of your meter for a possible adjustment or request to speak to a Credit Representative for other options.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
2015 Every Drop Counts Poster Contest Begins
Contest Entry Form
We’re now taking submissions for the 2015 Every Drop Counts Poster Contest! Submissions will be accepted at City Hall or any Amarillo Public Library from now until noon on July 31. Winners will be chosen from the following age groups (school year 2015 – 2016):
- K through 2nd grade
- 3rd through 5th grade
- Middle school
- High school
Prizes will be given out to the posters that best convey the spirit of the theme. Prizes include free admission for a family of four to Boo at the Zoo in October, a hot dog lunch for 5 people at the Amarillo Zoo or free admission for two to the Amarillo Zoo. Winners will be recognized at the September 1 Amarillo City Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m. and will have their artwork reproduced in a 2016 Every Drop Counts Calendar.
- The Contest theme is “Every Drop Counts.”
- The poster should be artistic, positive in approach and focus on water conservation.
- Poster must be at least 11 x 8.5 inches, but not larger than 17 x 11 inches and must be in a landscape (horizontal) layout.
- Poster may be submitted on paper or poster board.
- Must be student’s original artwork
- No signatures on posters!
- No syndicated, copyrighted or clipart images.
- No computer aided or copy-machine poster entries.
- A completed entry form must be attached to the back upper right corner of each poster submitted.
- Reproducibility of the poster will be a factor in the judges’ decisions, so use good lettering with bright, high contrast colors!
Registration forms can be found on the City’s Every Drop Counts website at http://water.amarillo.gov, at the Parks and Recreation department in Room 201 (second floor) of City Hall at 509 S.E. 7th Ave., and at each of the City’s five libraries. For more information, call (806) 378-3036.
Every Drop Counts
Curious how every drop counts…you pay for every drop, whether you use water wisely or waste it! Water is a precious resource in the Texas Panhandle. Do at least one thing a day to save water. Even if the savings are small, every drop counts.
Conserving water is the most effective and environmentally sound way to protect our water supply. The City of Amarillo consistently works to secure additional water rights so that there will be water for generations to come.
Due to continued drought, it is important that water conservation measures be taken to protect our natural resources. This guide contains information on how you and your family can conserve water both in and outdoors.
Potter County Well Field Project
The City of Amarillo Potter County Well Field Improvements project consists of the addition of 21 new production water wells, the pump station, and pipelines to deliver an estimated 20 million gallons of potable drinking water per day to the City. The Potter County Well Field is the City’s first new well field since the development of the Carson County well field in the late 1950’s. The project is funded through two loans totaling $86,285,000.00 obtained from the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Water Infrastructure Fund (WIF) which provides financial assistance for the planning, design and construction of State Water Plan projects. Currently, the TWDB portion of the project consists of eight active or completed contracts totaling just over $70,000,000. The City invested an estimated $5,600,000 during the planning and design phases of the project that is in addition to the two Texas Water Development Board loans.
- The 21 new wells were drilled in Potter and Carson Counties approximately 18 miles northeast of the City of Amarillo.
- A new pump station capable of delivering up to 20 million gallons of water per day has been built at 21801 State Hwy 136.
- A 42”/48” transmission main has been installed to transfer water 18.1 miles from this new pump station to the existing N.E. 24th Street Pump Station.
- Another feature of the project is an interconnect line that can move water from either the Potter County or Carson County Well Fields through either the new Potter County transmission main or the existing Carson County transmission main. This feature significantly enhances the security of the system by providing redundancy to the water transmission system in this area.
Currently, sixteen of the twenty one wells are in production and capable of producing the estimated 20 million gallons per day. A future pipeline will transfer water from the N. E. 24th St. Pump Station across the City to the Osage Water Treatment Plant where the water can be dispersed throughout the city as needed.
The vision and foresight for the development of the Potter County Well Field ensures adequate and safe supplies of potable water for the future of Amarillo. This project allows the City of Amarillo the flexibility to ensure water for our current and future demands.