The City strives to provide adequate service for current and future residents and actively pursues grants and other financial assistance in order to help maintain low water and sewer rates.
The City of Kemp owns and operates its water supply distribution system which is looped. Raw water is currently supplied to the Kemp Water Treatment Plant from a surface water source (Cedar Creek Reservoir).
|Elevated Storage||200,000 gallons|
|Ground Storage||210,000 gallons|
|Total Storage||410,000 gallons|
|Maximum||800,000 gallons per day|
|Peak Demand||466,000 gallons per day|
|Pressure on mains||45 - 65 PSI|
|Size of Mains||1" - 10"|
The City of Kemp owns and operates the wastewater treatment facilities within the city. The wastewater collection system is comprised of Polyvinyl-Chloride (PVC) and Clay Tile lines ranging from 4-inch to 12-inch pipe, terminating at the wastewater treatment plant.
The wastewater treatment plant was constructed in 1985 and updated in 2007.
|Capacity||500,000 gallons per day|
|Maximum Dally Use||350,000 gallons|
Collection and transport of residential and commercial waste is managed by Nature Calls (972-524-9993, fax 972-563-2778). Residential waste is disposed of via the cart system once a week.
Kaufman County has a county ECO Station at the intersection of U.S. Highway 175 and Plainview in Kemp. This is a facility that citizens of Kemp and the surrounding county may use for unwanted trash and debris. There is a nominal charge but the facility also recylcles at no charge. The Kemp ECO Station is also a hazardous waste dump facility where citizens may bring oil based paint, pesticides and other hazardous waste. The ECO Station also takes tires and batteries. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.