The aim of this work is to compute a level backstepping control strategy for a coupled tanks system. The coupled tanks plant is a component included in the water treatment system of power plants. The nonlinear-model of the process was designed and implemented in Matlab- Simulink. The advantages of the control method proposed is that it takes into consideration the nonlinearity which can be useful for stabilization and a larger operating point with specified performances. The backstepping control method is computed using the nonlinear model of the system and the performance was validated on the physical plant.