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Beneath Brenham streets is a State Archaeological Landmark, a large system of historic cisterns. The cisterns were built in the late 1800's to store rainwater for public fire fighting. Private cisterns were also abundant throughout early Washington County, used for bathing, drinking and cooking.
See a large private cistern circa 1880 and learn how it was used.
Discover how public cisterns were built and supplied with water by innovative private businesses.
Find out about present-day cisterns and how to harvest rainwater for your landscape, water features, livestock, and even for indoor use.
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Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) - smart water meters:
The day of having meter readers coming by to read your meter are being phased out for the city of Brenham. Installing smart meters means less chance for reading error, but also means leaks could be detected sooner and homeowners notified. It also means more information will be available to utility customers about their usage and that is information that can be helpful in reducing energy, gas, and water usage.
For More information on AMI - visit the Utility Department