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What is the biggest water company in Houston?

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Houston Public Utilities Division is the largest water company in Houston. As of 2014, this public utility delivers drinking water to over 2.8 million individuals per day. Water quality is overseen by the Drinking Water Operations department.

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Water services in Houston are delivered through a four-county pipeline system, which measures over 600 square miles. With a $268 million annual operating budget as of 2014, the Drinking Water Operations department of the Houston Public Utilities Division is the largest water company in Texas and one of the top 10 utility providers in America. As a member of the Drinking Water Association, the Houston Public Utilities Division safeguards the city's water against over 100 contaminants; resulting in water quality that exceeds state and federal regulations.

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