Livingston Regional Water Supply System

TRA supplies water to residents of Livingston through the Livingston Regional Water Supply System.  Originally sized at two million gallons per day, the system was enlarged to three MGD in 1992 in order to provide water to the Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Currently, the LRWSS serves a population of approximately 10,200: 6,200 in Livingston, 3,000 at the Polunsky prison unit and 1,000 at the IAH Detention Facility, a privately operated prison facility adjacent to the Polunsky Unit.

In late 2011, the Livingston City Council approved plans to expand LRWSS to a firm capacity of 5.0 MGD.

Engineers are designing a new raw water pump station including intake lines, three 2.5-MGD pumps and approximately 5,000 linear feet of 16-inch diameter raw water pipeline -- to be installed next to the existing 12-inch line. At the plant, plans call for retrofitting the two existing clarifiers with new internal workings, constructing a new clarifier and chemical feed systems and replacing existing filters. In addition, the system's electrical and electronic components will be upgraded with new controls, electrical switch gear, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition instrumentation and a 750-kilowatt emergency generator.


Trinity River Authority of Texas
Livingston Regional Water Supply System
4253 FM 350 South, Livingston, Texas 77351