Water Department





The Enterprise Water Department strives to provide safe drinking water for its customers at the lowest cost as well as providing an adequate water supply for fire protection, industrial and recreation use.


The Enterprise Water Department is a municipally owned and operated water utility serving approximately 35,000 residents in and outside the City limits. The Department operates as an agency within the City and is directed by the Water Works Board. The Water Works Board delegates the overall responsibility of the water operations to the Field Superintendent, Alan Mahan. Mr. Mahan is a State of Alabama Grade II Certified Water Operator with 26 years of experience. 


Water Works Board

Mayor Kenneth W. Boswell – Superintendent

William Cooper – Chairman

Doug Vickers – Board Member

Mark Jipson – Board Member
Steve Hicks - Treasurer

Alan Mahan – Field Superintendent

Donna Holland – Office Manager



The Water Department draws its water supply from underground aquifers - Nanafalia,  Salt Mountain Limestone and Clayton. After the water is pumped to the surface, the water is injected with chlorine and fluoride before being distributed into the system. Water samples are collected regularly throughout the system before and after treatment to ensure high water quality. A Consumer Confidential Report is mailed to all water customers on an annual basis, usually around the month of May.


To ensure that the water system meets and exceeds the water demand, five additional wells have been drilled since 1999 with pumping capacities ranging from 750 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) to 1000 GPM. To assure drilling territory for future wells, Enterprise has merged six neighboring water systems since 1999 - Bethany in 1999, Goodman in 2001, Clintonville in 2003, Battens/Mt. Pleasant in 2004, Macedonia in 2005, and Bridlewood in 2005.

As of 2007 the Enterprise Water Department storage capacity is 5,000,000 gallons.  The conservative pumping capacity is 6,000,000 gallons per day. The emergency pumping capacity is 12,000,000 gallons per day.  The average usage in the Enterprise area is 4.5 million gallons per day.

The water systems management is very cautious about declining aquifer levels.  Since 2000, because of the department's water level management policy, aquifer levels have been stable, with some wells having an increase in water levels.  These conservative measures are having a positive influence on the water system today and hopefully in the future.

For all questions concerning water service in the city of Enterprise, please call (334) 347-1211 Ext. 2250 or email [email protected].

The Water Department is always making improvements to the system. The improvements of 2006 are listed as follows:


Replaced 1920’s water main, fire hydrants and services on Glover Avenue between East Lee Street and Lester Drive.  The Pictures below show the project in progress. However, the project has been completed since these pictures were taken. 


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly acquired and remodeled Water Works Facility.



Rehabbed Pump #2


Remodeled Pump House #5


Remodeled Pump House #7




Within the past year, five new trucks were purchased to replace older ones.






Contact Information


Mailing Address:
Water Department
P.O. Box 311000
Enterprise, AL 36331-1000

Phone: (334) 348-2600 ext. 2250
Fax: (334) 348-2613

Email: [email protected]




Odd/Even Water Schedule To Be Implemented On May 30, 2007

Comprehensive Plan, Subdivision Regulations and Zoning Ordinance
(5/11/2007)  February Meeting Announcement Related Documents and Charts

City Receives ALM Silver Risk Management Award
(4/25/2007)  The City of Enterprise was awarded the Silver Risk Management Award at the 2007 Annual Convention of the Alabama League of Municipalities in Huntsville on Tuesday, April 24, 2007.


2007 Watermelon Contest Day!


Enterprise Alabama Tornado Fund

Message from the Mayor of Enterprise

Baseball - Softball Season Begins!

Power Alley Batting Cages Open!

Environmental Fee Notice
(2/8/2007)  Reposting

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