The City of Needles Water Department is dedicated to providing a safe and reliable supply of water. We continually test our water to make sure that it meets State and Federal standards for quality and safety.
GROUND WATER is the source of the Needles water supply. Approximately 781 million gallons per year is pumped from four (4) wells. The wells are approximately 100 feet deep and are located in the lower part of the City.
WATER DISTRIBUTION system consists of 66 miles of lines varying in diameter from 2” to 16”. Lines are constructed of ductile iron, asbestos cement, steel and plastic pipe
WATER STORAGE capacity for the Needles water supply is provided by two 1.5 million gallon tanks for the lower pressure zone next to the Rodeo Grounds and one 1.5 million gallon tank and one 100,000 gallon tank out Parkway Street for the upper pressure zone.
WATER QUALITY drinking water standards are established both by the State Water Resourse Control Board and by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act. The City follows these standards and we publish them yearly in our Consumer Confidence Report.