The City of Longview currently treats and delivers water from three sources: the Sabine River, Lake Cherokee and Lake O' the Pines. A contract between the City and the Cherokee Water Company which provides up to 16,000 acre-feet per year expires in 2035. Available withdrawals from the Sabine River, from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) permits and contracts with the Sabine River Authority total 40,547 acre-feet per year. Of the total available from the Sabine River, 20,000 acre-feet per year is acquired by contract with the Sabine River Authority for release from Lake Fork. This contract will expire in 2049 unless renewed at that time. The total quantity of raw water presently available to the City from Sabine River, Lake Cherokee and Lake O' the Pines equals 76,547 acre-feet per year.
According to the 2017 Texas State Water Plan, the City of Longview will continue to have no shortage of available water for the next 50 years, all due to the planning for the City’s growth and future development.