City of Dallas Long Range Water Supply Plan


Water is something that many of us frequently take for granted. We turn on the tap and don’t think about it again until we pay our water bill. It hasn’t always been like that in Dallas. In the 1950’s there was a seven-year drought so severe that salty water from the Red River had to be imported. That period was the drought of record and became the catalyst for long range water planning in Dallas. The first Long Range Water Supply Plan was completed in 1959, and the development of water supply to meet future needs began. All of the water resources we have today are as a result of that planning. But since then Dallas has continued to grow – more people, more businesses and more industry. Dallas has also continued to plan for the future, and previous plans have included new operational efficiencies, water conservation, reuse, capital improvements and additional water supply strategies.

The 2015 Long Range Water Supply Plan is being finalized and will be posted here soon. An overview of the plan contents is in the Council Briefing document below. If you have any questions about the plan, please contact Yvonne Dupré at or (214) 671-9276.

Long Range Water Supply Plan. Dallas City Council, September 17, 2014 image

September 17, 2014 Council Briefing: Long Range Water Supply Plan Update

September 26, 2014 Council Agenda Item Memo