The Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD) was founded in 1949 to provide wholesale raw water to the West Texas cities of Big Spring, Odessa and Snyder. Today, the District serves more than 600,000 Texans in a service area that includes 36 counties covering more than 30,400 square miles. We also serve three industrial, seven mining and approximately 300 rural water customers.
The District’s water sources include surface water and groundwater. CRMWD owns and operates three major lakes and reservoirs on the Colorado River in West Texas as well as four major groundwater well fields. Our extensive water systems and facilities provide nearly 19 billion gallons of quality water every year. In addition, our Raw Water Production Facility and diverted water system are innovative and cost effective ways to supply the region with quality water today and into the future.
CRMWD’s mission is to maintain an adequate supply of the best quality water possible, at a reasonable cost, for our service area in West Texas.