Water Quality Report

Annual Report


North Richland Hills' drinking water meets or exceeds all federal (EPA) drinking water requirements. The following report is a summary of the quality of the water the City of North Richland Hills provides our customers. The analysis was made by using the data from the most recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required tests and is presented in the following information. We hope this information helps you become more knowledgeable about what's in your drinking water. 

2016 Water Quality Report

If you would prefer to have a paper copy of this report sent to you, please call the Public Works Utility Division at 817-427-6440 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also contact us with any questions or concerns about water quality. 

En Espanol 


Este reporte incluye informacion importante sobre el agua para tomar. Si tiene preguntas o'discusiones sobre este reporte en espanol, favor de llamar al tel 817-427-6153 par hablar con una persona bilingue en espanol.
Did You Know?
The City of North Richland Hills maintains 8 water storage tanks.
Each tank is inspected annually and cleaned as needed, typically once every three to five years, in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Water Taste, Odor Changes


The water that we drink is supplied by the Fort Worth Water Department and the Trinity River Authority. According to Fort Worth and TRA, the taste and odor of the water may change during winter months because of an increase in the water supply of a naturally-occurring organic compound called geosmin. While the presence of geosmin may be easily detected by the average person, it is not toxic or harmful. The water remains safe to drink.  When geosmin levels are high, Fort Worth and TRA do make adjustments to ozonation levels and other treatment processes in an effort to improve the taste and odor. Customers may also improve the taste of their drinking water by refrigerating the water in an open container or adding a slice of lemon or lime.