The City of Commerce brings water to the city through a 14 inch pipe, 26 miles long from a pump station located approximately four miles south of the City of Lone Oak on Lake Tawakoni. The City of Commerce also has five wells ranging in depth from 400 feet to 600 feet which produce approximately one million gallons per day.
The raw water is treated by a 3.5 million gallon per day water treatment plant three miles south of Commerce on Highway 50. The finished water is transported to the distribution system by a 14 inch pipe three miles long. Five wells pump ground water through a 22 inch water line ten miles long. The wells produce 750,000 gallons of water per day.
Available Surface Water
The City of Commerce purchases water from the Commerce Water District which in turn purchases water from the Sabine River Authority. Water must be purchased at a pre-adjusted rate and a pre-adjusted amount. Lake Tawakoni has 930,000 Acre Feet (1 acre foot=325,851 gallons of water) available for use among its many users. The Commerce Water District must purchase 182,000,000 gallons of water per month from the Sabine River Authority and has 228,000,000 gallons available for production.
Available Well Water
The City of Commerce owns six deep wells at different locations and different production levels ranging from 75 gallons per minute to 160 gallons per minute. The #2 city well produces 120 gallons per minute The City’s wells can produce as much as 1,018,000 gallons per day when needed.
Phone (903) 886-1156
Bryan Creed, Water Plant Foreman