Water and Wastewater Operations

The Water and Wastewater Operations Division is responsible for the operation, repair, and maintenance of all water and wastewater lines, valves, fire hydrants, and lift stations. The Operations Division performs daily sampling required by the State of Texas to maintain a superior water quality rating for the citizens of Manvel.

TCEQ Superior Public Water System

In 2023, the City of Manvel received a Superior Public Water System designation from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This award recognizes overall excellence in all aspects of operating a public water system and is the state's highest water quality designation. Only 10.1% of public water systems regulated by the State of Texas have been designated a Superior Public Water System, and the City of Manvel is proud to be one of them. View the TCEQ requirements for a superior water system rating.

Ways to Maintain Your Water and Wastewater Systems

As a resident of Manvel, there are many ways you can help the City to maintain an optimal system. Keep these things in mind as you cook, clean, wash, and go through your day!

FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease)

One of the main culprits of sewer line blockages is FOG (fats, oils, and grease). The City of Manvel has put together an information flyer to help educate you on FOG and to show you ways that you can help to reduce FOG in the City's system. View the City of Manvel's FOG flyer.

Wipes Clog Pipes

Flushable wipes are becoming a big problem for pipes. Many manufacturers claim wipes can be flushed, but these stronger wipes don't break down quickly. Flushed wipes congeal with FOG which can build up in pipes and cause clogs. Please dispose of wipes, cleaning cloths, paper towels, and personal care items in the trash. Only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. 

Leave Manholes Covered

Manholes are covered for the protection of our sewer system and our citizens. Please do not tamper with or remove manhole covers.

Composite Manhole Covers and Frames

Check Your Clean-Outs

Clean-outs for your home's service lines are located near the front of your home. Note the location of the two white pipes in the photo. If you need to call a plumber for possible sewer problems, please make sure your clean-outs are visible and accessible.