The water and sewer operations are overseen by a three person commission, who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council. The Stanford Water and Sewer Department provides water and sewer services for the city and surrounding areas. Water is provided as potable water and for fire protection to the city customers within the city limits as well as potable water for the city customers and the McKinney water district outside the city limits. The water that is produced by the City of Stanford serves approximately 65% of the citizens in Lincoln County. The water is produced in a modern state-of-the-art treatment plant with a daily capacity of 2,200,000 gallons. The current average usage is approximately 1,100,000 gallons per day.