Source Water Protection

Our drinking water comes from two main sources – the water stored in area lakes (surface water) and well water (ground water).  In addition to the surface water purchased from the City of Fort Worth, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 owns and operates four wells in town.  One well draws water from the Trinity aquifer and three draw from the Paluxy aquifer.

In order to protect our most important natural resource the District takes part in the Source Water Protection Program, in cooperation with the Texas Rural Water Association (TRWA), the United States Department of Agriculture/Farm Service Agency (USDA/FSA), and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  The Source Water Protection Steering Committee works to protect drinking water quality by increasing public awareness of hazardous activities.

Potential sources of contamination that residents can control include:

  • Fertilizer and pesticide use
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Pharmaceuticals and personal care products

 

Review the Source Water Protection Plan binder.

You can help protect our drinking water by keeping chemicals out of the water supply.  Here are two FREE local events to properly dispose of potential contaminants.