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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 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.
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.
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.
Emergency number, after hours 903-947-2281
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.
CONSUMPTION DUE TO LEAKS
At 100 LBS Pressure
A LEAK THIS SIZE - WILL WASTE - THIS MANY GALLONS
SIZE PER DAY PER MONTH
**** 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. ****