Water Production Division:

The  head of this division is Richard Cate .

It is the responsibility of this division to secure adequate water supplies for the City of Ferris and to bring those supplies to main distribution points within the water system.  The actual production of treated water currently comes from two sources.  The first source is a series of water wells within the City Limits where ground water is taken and then treated by the City before being released into the water distribution system.  The second source is from the Rockett Special Utility District, which provides bulk treated water to the City from its treatment facility southwest of the City of Ferris.  While there is some variation in the percentage of supply that is provided by each source during various times of the year, they are generally on a 50% of total quantity share with each other.  The budget for this division is responsible for the care and maintenance of the central points of collection, water tanks and towers, as well as external lines which supply the City, treatment facilities, and the payment of outside agencies such as Rockett SUD for the provision of treated water.

Water Distribution:
The head of this division is Richard Cate , Water Superintendent.

View the City of Ferris 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 

View Notice City of Ferris Exceedance of Flouride Secondary Constituent Level

It is the responsibility of this division to install, repair, and maintain the water distribution pipes that deliver potable water obtained by various sources from the water treatment division to the industrial, commercial, and residential customers of the water utility of the City of Ferris.  When necessary, this division is responsible for designing and installing extensions and improvements to the system that will provide for better flow in the existing system and provide water utility to addition customers.  When leaks or breaks occur within the distribution system, it is this division’s responsibility to find and repair those leaks.  The Division Superintendent works with the Public Works Director and the City’s Engineering Consultant to suggest, design, and implement improvements to the system.  The budget for this system includes money for engineering and materials for those purposes.