ATTENTION:   CITY HALL AND MUNICIPAL COURT WILL BE CLOSED 11/11/2022 FOR VETERANS DAY     

Tatum Public Works Department maintains the water supply and wastewater treatment plant. If you are needing assistance or information from the public works you can contact 903-947-2260 or maintenance at 903-947-6555. (Leave a message)

NEW WATER SERVICE APPLICATION - click here to print
 

New service can be established during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm) at Tatum City Hall located 680 Crystal Farms Rd, Tatum, TX 75691.  

Necessary Documentation
The applicant will need to provide a valid picture ID (driver's license or ID card) for identification purposes. 

Deposits - Cash or Check Only
Home Owner Deposit - $100.00
Renter Deposit - $150.00
Income Property Owner (Rental) Deposit - $50.00
Owner will be responsible for monthly water bill after renter has disconnected service if owner wants water service to remain active. 

Outstanding Balances
If the applicant owes an outstanding balance at a previous address, the outstanding balance and a new deposit will be required before service can be connected. 

Pay Online

Emergency number, after hours 903-947-2281

Public Works

WHERE YOUR WATER GOES


A family of four uses an average of 225 gallons of water a day. Seventy (70) gallons of this is hot water. The average water usage for a single person is fifty-six (56) gallons of water a day. Below is a list of water comsumptions. 

  • Conventional Toilet                                                                  4 to5 gallons per flush
  • Water Saving Toliet                                                                   3.5 gallons per flush
  • Shower (5 minutes)                                                                   150 gallons
  • Full Bath                                                                                       20 to30 gallons
  • Half Bath                                                                                       10 to15 gallons
  • Washing Machine                                                                      25 to 35 gallons
  • Dishwasher                                                                                   11 to 16 gallons
  • Hand Wash Dish (each time)                                                   9 to 14 gallons
  • Car Washing (one hour)                                                            1,600 gallons
  • Cleaning House                                                                           3 to 9 gallons
  • Food Preparation                                                                        5 gallons

CONSUMPTION DUE TO LEAKS

At 100 LBS Pressure

A LEAK THIS SIZE - WILL WASTE - THIS MANY GALLONS

     SIZE                                           PER DAY                                    PER MONTH

  • 1/32" (drip, drip, drip)                   320 (will fill 8-10 bathtubs)               9,600
  • 1/16"                                                  1685                                                       50,550
  • 1/8"                                                    6725                                                      201,750
  • 1/4"                                                    26,928                                                  807,840 

**** A FEW DROPS OF FOOD COLORING IN THE TANK OF THE TOLIET WILL DETECT INVISIBLE LEAKS. IF THE COLOR SHOWS UP IN THE BOWL WITHOUT FLUSHING, IT INDICATES A LEAKING TOLIET. ****

Valued WaterWorks Customers,

At this time the Boil Notice has been rescinded.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

BOIL NOTICE RESCINDED AS OF AUGUST 4, 2022 AT 8:30AM

Boil Notice Rescind.pdf

TATUM WATERWORKS BOIL NOTICE.docx