Water Supply

Corsicana Offers Industry an Abundant Supply of Water

Corsicana is a business-friendly community located just 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas on I-45, which connects the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with the Greater Houston metro area.

If your company’s planned commercial or industrial facility requires a large amount of water in order to operate, Corsicana, Texas may just be the location you’ve been searching for. Located on the southern outskirts of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, Corsicana is just 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas on Interstate 45, which connects Dallas with Houston.

I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t Texas still under drought conditions? The short answer is that, yes, some, but not all, areas of Texas certainly are. Corsicana is one of those areas of Texas that are not.

So, what are those abundant water resources in a community located right in the heart of Texas?

In addition to ground water resources owned by the City of Corsicana, Richland-Chambers Reservoir in the eastern half of Navarro County is the 3rd largest inland fresh water lake within the State of Texas.

The City of Corsicana provides water treatment services to its residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The two water treatment facilities meet or exceed all state and federal water quality standards and provide guaranteed volume and pressure. In addition, the City of Corsicana furnishes water to 21 various Navarro County water supply corporations.

The City of Corsicana obtains untreated (raw water) from two primary sources: Lake Halbert and Navarro Mills Lake. The Lake Halbert Water Treatment Plant on the east side of town was built in 1924, while the Navarro Mills Water Treatment Plant on the west side of town began operation in 1967. Both plants are staffed and operated 24 hours a day.

The City of Corsicana built its first wastewater treatment plant around 1925. This plant was replaced in 1954 with the present wastewater treatment plant facility, which was later upgraded and expanded in 1974, 1978, 1988, and again in 1991.

This plant is a composite design employing various physical, chemical, and biological processes arranged to remove the organic/inorganic pollutants from wastewater generated by residential, commercial, and industrial sources. The plant consists of pumping facilities, sedimentation units, two aeration basins, secondary clarifiers, chlorination/de-chlorination facilities.

As the title of this article states, the City of Corsicana has an abundant supply of water readily available for commercial, industrial and residential use. The current maximum capacity for the City’s two water treatment facilities is 24.25 million gallons per day, with a maximum daily use to date of just 12.7 million gallons per day.

Water storage capacity is also high for a community of this size, with a capacity of 2.6 million gallons in elevated storage (i.e., water towers) and another 6 million gallons in ground storage tanks, for a total of 8.6 million gallons.

The City of Corsicana operates a wastewater treatment facility with a maximum capacity of 8 million gallons of activated sludge per day, as well as 1 million gallons per day of overland flow, for a total capacity of 9 million gallons per day. The maximum daily usage to date is just 5.1 million gallons.

Corsicana is close enough to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to take advantage of its extensive resources, while being just far enough away to also enjoy lower business operating and living costs. Corsicana is a community where you can grow a business, pursue a meaningful career, and raise a family … all at the same time. Escape the high costs of living and operating a business in the big city, and experience — in Corsicana — how life and work intersect.

If your business is looking at opening a new production facility, Corsicana offers just about everything a growing business would want or need. For more information, visit their economic development website.