About Us

At Houston River Water Works District 11, our goal is to provide safe, clean, sparkling water to all of our residents! 

Houston River Waterworks District #11 was established in 1988 to meet the water needs North and West of the Sulphur city limits and Edgerly.

Houston River Waterworks is:

  • A non-profit nuicipality, operated by 5 employees and governed by 5 board members representative of the areas it serves.
  • The board of directors meet once per month (more if necessary) in a publicly announced forum.
  • Waterworks #11 began as a surface water plant, purchasing water from the Sabine River Authority and treating it for public use. In May of 2005, the 1.5 million dollar water well project was completed and the plant converted to a ground water treatment facility.

The number of customers we serve determines what level of operators we are required to have at the plant. We are currently serving 2,300 customers. We are required to have one Level 3 operator, licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Saftey. All three of our operators hold a Level 4 operators certification. Level 4 is the highest level in water production, treatment, and distribution.