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Updates from Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1

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October 31, 2016

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services to Community

Trophy Club, TX – Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 (TCMUD) has adopted CodeRED, a high-speed emergency notification system provided by Emergency Communications Network, to enable us to quickly disseminate important messages.

CodeRED will be used to communicate with citizens via phone calls, text messages or emails in the event of water or sewer emergencies. All Trophy Club residents and TCMUD customers are encouraged to sign-up to receive notifications. Individuals and businesses with private or unlisted numbers should also sign-up to receive notifications. If you do not sign-up you will not be notified.

The following information is required for sign-up:

  • First and last name
  • Street address (No P.O. boxes)
  • City, State, Zip
  • Primary phone number (Additional numbers may be entered as well)

NOTE: Residents who previously subscribed to the Connect CTY service will need to sign-up for CodeRED in order to receive District notifications relating to water and sewer emergencies.

Your information will only be used to provide emergency water or sewer notifications. You may opt-out at any time to no longer receive notifications.

For questions relating to CodeRED please contact the Communications Specialist.

Please click here to enroll.

October 1, 2016

 

Water Rates

Rates and charges for residents and customers located within Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 effective October 1, 2016. For more information please see the current Rate Order adopted by the Board of Directors.

For residential, commercial, & construction/temporary

Base Rate Volumetric Rate
Meter Size Monthly Base Rate Gallons Used Rate per 1000 Gallons
5/8″ & 3/4″ $17.15 0 to 6,000 $3.96
1″ $32.23 6,001 to 17,000 $4.61
1.5″ $56.94 17,001 to 25,000 $5.34
2″ $86.58 25,001 to 50,000 $6.20
3″ $155.76 50,001 plus $7.21
4″ $254.59
6″ $501.64

 

Sewer Rates – October 1, 2016

Note: Residential sewer usage is capped at 18,000 gallons per month. Commercial sewer usage is billed based on actual water usage per month.

Base Rate Volumetric Rate
Residential
All Residential $17.50 0 to 18,000 gallons $2.84/1,000 gallons
Commercial
All Commercial $17.50 All $2.84/1,000 gallons

 

September 20, 2016
Agreement Reached on Administration of Trophy Club Fire Department

Monday, September 19, 2016, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 Board of Directors held a Joint Meeting with the Town of Trophy Club Town Council to discuss the administration of Trophy Club Fire Department. After extensive review and with due diligence the District’s Board of Directors and Town Council reached an agreement that the Town of Trophy Club will administer operations of the Trophy Club Fire Department. Both the District and the Town see the benefits of having the department operate under one entity; however, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 will maintain ownership of the Trophy Club Fire Department, approve the budget and set the tax rate. Effective October 1, 2016, fire operations will solely report to the Town.

The Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Administration of Fire Protection Services may be viewed here.

 

9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Twin Tower Artifact Unveiling
September 11, 2016

artifact

Saturday, September 11, 2016, the Trophy Club Fire Department hosted the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Twin Tower Artifact Unveiling which commemorated the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Thank you to all who attended and participated in the event.  The District and Fire Department extend their appreciation to the Port Authority of NY and NJ’s WTC Artifact Giveaway program for providing a piece of the flooring truss structure recovered from the World Trade Center site. Special thanks to Congressman Burgess’ office for its assistance, Councilman Jim Parrow, Jennifer McKnight, and the following additional speakers:

Fire Chief Rick Lasky
Pastor Jeff Brooks, Lake Cities Church of Christ
Tom Rutledge, Teague Nall & Perkins
Director Kevin Carr, President
Trophy Club Mayor Nick Sanders
Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads, Precinct 4
State Representative Giovanni Capriglione, District 98
U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess, 26th District of Texas

Visit the 9/11 Memorial Photo Gallery to view pictures from the event.

Visit the 9/11 Memorial Media Coverage page for local news coverage of the event.

 

Public Hearing Update: Proposed Water & Sewer Rates
August 16, 2016

The District held a public hearing regarding proposed new water and sewer rates on August 16, 2016. The General Manager made a presentation and answered questions regarding the rates. The Board of Directors heard from many citizens in attendance. The Board decided to review other options for sewer rates and will reconsider rates at a later date.To learn more about the proposed new rates please review:

  • The video replay from the Board of Directors Public Hearing on August 16, 2016
  • The General Manager’s presentation from the August 16, 2016 Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Water and Sewer Rates

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Water & Sewer Rates – August 16, 2016

The District will hold a public hearing regarding proposed new water and sewer rates on August 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Svore Municipal Boardroom. District staff and consultants will make a presentation and answer questions regarding the rates. The Board of Directors will hear citizen comments from those attending and written comments submitted via email to info@tcmud.org or by hard copy to the District office at 100 Municipal Drive, Trophy Club, TX, 76262. Written comments must be received by 12:00 pm on August 16, 2016 to be presented to the Board at the meeting.The District’s rates are based on a model developed for the District by one of the leading experts on water and sewer rates in Texas. The model was developed per the American Water Works Association (AWWA) “cost of service” methodology and incorporates the Board’s goals to meet the financial needs of the District, promote water conservation, include a “lifeline rate” for low/fixed income customers, and prevent rate shock. To learn more about the proposed new rates please review:

The Board selected scenario #1 for the water rates, which includes moving toward AWWA meter size equivalencies, funding reserves and funding the new variable speed pump discussed in the Water System Study. All rates considered by the Board also reflect the new debt service for $4.4 million in revenue bonds needed to fund Phase II of the Fort Worth water line upgrade. Please visit the Capital Improvements page for information on the Water System Study and the improvements recommended by the engineers.Although there are no grants to help with the cost of the water line upgrade, this project is included in the State Water Plan and qualifies for a state subsidized loans through the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. For more information on this program please visit the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) website.The District submitted the required abridged application for the amount necessary this year for Phase II of the water line upgrade, and on April 11th TWDB extended an invitation to the District to submit the full application by May 11th. The Board will have to commit to the bonds upon receipt of the final approval letter this summer. TWDB will sell the bonds this fall and the District will need to close by November 30, 2016. The low rates available through SWIFT will result in substantial savings for the District’s ratepayers over the life of the loan.
April 2016 Newsletter The April 2016 District newsletter explores how the District’s ratepayers and taxpayers fund the water and sewer operations and how we will pay for the needed water system improvements. The article refers to the following documents available on the District website.

 

TWDB Approves District Request for Assistance
July 25, 2016

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 received notification today that the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved its request for financial assistance.  Please see TWDB’s press release regarding the approval. A list of 2016 SWIFT funding commitments is also available from the TWDB website.

The District is participating with Fort Worth and Westlake in Phase II of the Fort Worth water line upgrade to bring more water to our area.  Although there are no grants to help with the cost of the water line upgrade, this project is included in the State Water Plan and qualifies for a state subsidized loan through the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. For more information on this program please visit the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) website.

The District submitted the required abridged application for the amount necessary this year for Phase II of the water line upgrade, and on April 11th TWDB extended an invitation to the District to submit the full application by May 11th.  The Board must commit to the bonds upon receipt of the approval.  TWDB will sell the bonds this fall and the District will need to close by November 30, 2016.  The low rates available through SWIFT will result in substantial savings for the District’s ratepayers over the life of the loan. The proposed new water and sewer rates include the debt service for the bonds.

 

Roanoke’s Drinking Water Quality Report Mailer
June 27, 2016

Some Trophy Club residents received the City of Roanoke’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), in the mail this weekend. Because Roanoke’s CCR contains notices of certain violations, residents may have questions about their water service. All Trophy Club homes and businesses receive water and sewer service from either Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 (District) or from the Trophy Club Public Improvement District (PID), which receives its service from the District, not from Roanoke.

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 mailed the CCRs for both the District and the PID to customers on June 17, 2016. Neither report contains any violations. The District and PID have tested the drinking water for all required contaminants. The District recently sampled for lead and copper and will mail the results to the participating homeowners as soon as they are received.

Roanoke also reported that total coliform bacteria (TCR) were found in enough samples to violate a standard. Although the District and PID have not had any recent routine samples test positive for coliforms, if you visit TCEQ’s Drinking Water Watch page and look at the surrounding communities, you will notice that it is not uncommon to see routine samples test positive for coliforms. Most coliforms are a normal part of the environment and do not cause disease, but they come from the same sources and respond to water treatment in the same way as organisms that can make you sick. They are “indicator organisms” and their presence is an indicator of possible contamination. Please note that Roanoke’s samples that were positive for coliforms were negative or absent (“A”) for E. coli.

Special samples may be taken at times when a water line or well is not in use as a water source, like testing a water line after construction or repair, or when starting up a well. In these cases the water is discharged outside of the distribution system until the results are clear. The results may or may not be shown on TCEQ’s website, but do not count toward compliance as the water is not part of the drinking water provided to our customers.

The District and PID Annual Drinking Water Quality/Consumer Confidence Reports are available online. If you have any questions about your water or sewer service, please contact us directly by phone at (682) 831-4600, option 2, or by email to info@tcmud.org.

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
PID 2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

 

Summer Water Usage
June 24, 2016

Temperatures are heating up, the skies are drying up and customer demand for water is – you probably guessed it – up! With the plentiful rains in May and the first part of June, many residents kept their sprinklers turned off. Since water meters are read around the 25th of the month, their June bill may only include one week of sprinkler usage. With the official start of summer we expect hot, dry weather and the resulting increased water consumption and higher bills. The June Daily Water Pumped to Customers graph shows the rising water usage. Customer demand typically rises throughout the summer and peaks in August of each year. In 2015 on the maximum day the District pumped over 7 million gallons of water to customers.

 

CCR Available Online
June 17, 2016

The 2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports, also known as the Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR), were mailed to all District and PID customers today. The District’s new report as well as those from the last four years are also available from the Forms, Documents and Policies page of our website. PID customers can visit the Town of Trophy Club’s website to view the Public Improvement District’s report.

If you have any questions about the information on the report, your water and sewer service, or your utility bill, please contact us directly or call (682) 831-4600, option 2.

 

2015 NEWS

 

Notice of EPA Test Results

December 29, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent the District results from water samples collected at the District Water Plant in July 2014 and October 2014.  This is voluntary testing, conducted in addition to the sampling required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  The EPA samples for unregulated contaminants, meaning there are no regulated limits for these elements.  The District’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports (Consumer Confidence Reports) are available on our Forms, Documents and Policies page.

 

September 1, 2015 Rates

Rates and charges for residents and customers located within Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 as of September 1, 2015. For more information please see the current Rate Order adopted by the Board of Directors. Current Water Rates For residential, commercial, & construction/temporary

Current Sewer Rates
Note: Residential sewer usage is capped at 18,000 gallons per month. Commercial sewer usage is billed based on actual water usage per month. Miscellaneous Fees From time to time we must bill fees for additional services.

  • Returned check fee ($25.00)
  • Meter re-read fee ($10.00, no charge if the initial read was incorrect)
  • Service fee for disconnect ($25.00)
  • After-hours service fee ($100.00)
  • Televise residential sanitary sewer line ($150.00)
  • See the Rate Order for a list of all fees.

Other Monthly Charges In addition to District water and sewer utilities, your monthly bill includes charges from the Town of Trophy Club for trash, recycling, storm drain and other fees. Please call the Town of Trophy Club Community Development Department at 682-831-4679 for more information about these services or charges.

  • Storm drainage assessment ($6.00/month for residential, commercial properties are based on a calculation of the impervious surface).
  • Trash pickup with curbside recycling ($14.94 refuse and recycling, $1.23 tax = $16.17/month).
  • PID surcharge ($8.90/month) for properties located in the Town of Trophy Club Public Improvement District.

Rates and charges for PID residents

Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Water & Sewer Rates

June 9, 2015

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 will hold a public hearing regarding proposed new water and sewer rates on Tuesday, July 21st at 6:00 pm.  For more information please visit the Rates & Charges page.

 

Customers May Notice Change to Taste and Odor

May 8, 2015

Due to changes in the source water for one of Fort Worth’s water treatment plants, customers may notice issues with the taste or odor of their drinking water over the next few weeks. Elevated levels of geosomin, a naturally occurring compound in the water, have been detected, which can give the water an earthy smell and taste. The water remains safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other regular purposes. For more information please see Fort Worth’s press release.

 

WATER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE ON MONDAY, MARCH 23RD 2015
WILL LIMIT AVAILABLE WATER SUPPLY TO CRITICAL LEVEL!

March 17, 2015

On Monday, March 23, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. major maintenance at the water plant will severely limit the water supply available to our customers. A repair is necessary to a valve that controls flow into the distribution system and must be completed as soon as possible. Please reduce water usage as much as possible from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd. Customers are reminded that outdoor watering is never allowed on Mondays.

Please help us during the repair by not running dishwashers or washing machines, not filling swimming pools, or using water for anything other than essential uses (drinking, flushing toilets, etc.). The water supply will be extremely limited during the repair and it is necessary that everyone conserve water for basic health and fire fighting needs!

 

Notice of Surface Water Treatment Technique Violation (Daily)
February 25, 2015

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sets minimum water quality standards for public drinking water. These standards include enforceable treatment technique requirements for drinking water. Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 was notified on February 24, 2015 that its wholesale water supplier, the City of Fort Worth, failed to meet the minimum treatment technique requirements on February 16-17, 2015. Specifically, Fort Worth failed to properly disinfect the drinking water for a period of more than four hours.

However, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 disinfects all water received by the City of Fort Worth prior to distribution to our customers. The District is required to notify our customers as a precautionary measure.

If you want more information about the nature and significance of this violation, you may contact Jennifer McKnight, General Manager at info@tcmud.org or (682) 831-4600.  The City of Fort Worth has also made available a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding their issue.

 

Letter Regarding Winter Averaging Wastewater Billing

February 17, 2015

As the Board of Directors initiates their annual review of water and sewer rates, New Gen Strategies provides more information about the consequences of winter averaging for our community.  New Gen Strategies & Solutions, formerly known as J. Stowe & Company, is recognized as the foremost authority in Texas on water and sewer rate structures and was hired by the District in 2013 to help develop the new water and sewer rates.

Water Fest 2015  Celebrates 1975 – The Way We Were

Plans are underway for Water Fest 2015 and our 40th anniversary.  To read more and see how you can participate see the flyer to be included with the June 30 utility bill.

Fire EMS Consolidation Committee
January 23, 2015

At the January 20, 2015 joint meeting between the Board of Directors and the Trophy Club Town Council, both parties agreed to form a committee to explore the financial and operational impacts of consolidating fire and emergency medical services under one government entity.  Currently fire services are provided by Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No.1, while EMS is offered by the Town. This results in dual reporting and budgeting for the Fire Department.

The Board of Directors is accepting applications for a citizen to serve on the Fire EMS Consolidation Committee.  Completed applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 11.  The Board will review the submissions and appoint a citizen to the committee at the February 17 Regular Board Meeting.

 

Water Supply Projects Presentation
January 20, 2015

At the January 20, 2015 Regular Board Meeting, General Manager Jennifer McKnight updated the Directors on the ongoing projects to upgrade the water supply capacity.  Click here to view the presentation.

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2014 NEWS

 

Additional Rate Surveys
July 31, 2014

The final rate surveys of 20 municipalities in the Metroplex with populations between 11,000 – 24,000 are now available.

Summary of >11 and < 24K populations               Spreadsheet showing data for >11 and <24K populations

 

More Rate Surveys
July 18, 2014

Additional surveys of the water and sewer rates for area municipalities are in progress.  Please click to view:

Summary of surrounding towns                           Spreadsheet showing data for surrounding towns

Summary of <10K populations                              Spreadsheet showing data for <10K populations

 

New Rate Survey
July 14, 2014

A new rate survey has been completed of surrounding municipalities. Click here to read the documentA summary is also available.

 

2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

June 5, 2014

The Consumer Confidence Report, or Annual Drinking Water Quality Report,  is a summary of the quality of water we provide our customers.  Our drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal (EPA) requirements.  Customers should receive the Report in their mailboxes next week or can click here to read it online. Copies are also available in our lobby at 100 Municipal Drive.

 

Letter Regarding New Rates

May 30, 2014

A letter to customers regarding the new water and sewer rates effective July 1, 2014 is being mailed with the monthly utility bill and should be in residents’ mailboxes early next week.  Click here to read the letter.

 

Board Accepting Applications for Director

May 22, 2014

The Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 Board of Directors is accepting applications for Director – Place 1, the position previously held by Nick Sanders.  Please see the Vacancy Application for more information and qualifications.  The deadline to submit the completed application to the District office is 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 4.

 

New Water and Sewer Rates Effective July 1, 2014

May 22, 2014

At their meeting on May 20, 2014, the District’s Board of Directors approved an amended Rate Order that includes new water and sewer rates.  The new rates will be effective July 1, 2014, and will appear on the bill mailed at the end of July 2014.  To see the presentation from the May 20, 2014 Board meeting regarding the new water and sewer rates please click here.

 

Updated Presentation on Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 22, 2014

The Wallace Group, Inc. presented an update to the Board of Directors on the Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements.  Click here to view the PDF of their presentation.

Board Seeking Comments on Proposed Rate Order

May 13, 2014

At their regular meeting on May 20, 2014 the Trophy Club MUD No. 1 Board of Directors will receive public comments regarding a proposed revision to the Rate Order.  Last summer the District received notification of a water rate increase of over $300,000 from the City of Fort Worth, our major water supplier.  Although the District has absorbed previous increases without raising customers’ rates, this major increase required a change to the Rate Order.

The District hired J. Stowe & Co., an independent consultant, to perform a comprehensive Water and Sewer Rate Study to ensure that the rates charged for each service and customer group adequately reimburse the District for the costs of those services.  The Projected Impact Summary and Proposed Rate Order are available for review.

Residents are invited to send comments regarding the rate order via email to info@tcmud.org and/or attend the Board meeting on May 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Svore Municipal Board Room at the Trophy Club MUD No. 1 Building at 100 Municipal Drive, Trophy Club, TX 76262.

 

Most of North Texas in Moderate or Extreme Drought

May 6, 2014

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram recently published an article about the dry conditions in North Texas.  With only 3.93 inches of rain since January 1, this is the third dryest start to year on record.

 

Board Approves New Water and Drought Plans

April 28, 2014

At their regular meeting on April 22, 2014, the Board of Directors approved a new Water Conservation Plan and a new Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan.

New Water and Wastewater Contract for the PID
April 25, 2014

The new contract for the District to provide water and wastewater services to the PID was signed April 15, 2014.  Click here to read the document.

 

New Grass Variance Permit

April 16, 2014

If you are installing new grass sod or seed for the purpose of installing a new lawn, you can obtain a variance permit to allow daily watering for the first 30 days while it is being established.  Watering is NOT permitted on Mondays, even with the permit, but watering can occur Tuesday through Sunday with a permit.  To obtain a variance permit to display at your residence during the 30-day period please complete the Water Restrictions Variance Application and turn it in to the District office at 100 Municipal Drive.  You will be contacted when the Variance Permit is available for pickup.

Please contact our office at (682) 831-4600 or info@tcmud.org for questions or more information.  Residents watering on unscheduled days without a posted Variance Permit are subject to penalties.

 

Board Seeking Comments on Proposed Water Conservation Plan and Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Plan

April 16, 2014

At their regular meeting on April 22, 2014 the District Board of Directors will receive public comments regarding a proposed Water Conservation Plan and amended Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Plan.  The District is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to adopt the plans and make necessary amendments every five years.  Because the District purchases water from the City of Fort Worth, the District plans must incorporate the same or more stringent requirements as those listed in Fort Worth’s plans.

The new Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Plan incorporates Fort Worth’s new requirement to limit outdoor watering to a twice per week schedule year round.

Citizens are invited to send comments regarding the plans via email to info@tcmud.org and/or attend the board meeting on April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Svore Board Room at the Trophy Club MUD No. 1 Building at 100, Municipal Drive, Trophy Club, TX 76262.

Fort Worth City Council approves permanent watering restrictions

April 9, 2014

The Star-Telegram published an article today about the permanent watering restrictions adopted by our major water supplier, the City of Fort Worth.  Click here to read more.

 

Take Care of Texas™ Offers Tips to Save Water, Energy, and Money This Spring

March 20, 2014

Happy Spring!  TCEQ sent some ideas residents can use to Take Care of Texas.  Read their tips for saving water, energy and money or visit their website for more information.

 

What’s up docks? Dry spell takes toll on DFW lakes

March 13, 2014

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram recently published an article on the dry conditions and low lake levels in the DFW area.  They report, “At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, 0.84 inch of rain fell from Jan. 1 to Wednesday, making it the third-driest start to a year on record.”

 

Water Supply, Conservation, and Drought: A Look at What’s Ahead
February 25, 2014

Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) recently sent its customers an update on water supplies, conservation activities and a draft of revisions to the drought plan.  The City of Fort Worth Water Department, our major water supplier, receives its water from TRWD.   Click here to read this interesting summary.

 

Trophy Club Municipal Organizations Agree to Long-Term Utility Service Terms
March 21, 2014

At their joint meeting on March 19, 2014, the Trophy Club Town Council and Trophy Club MUD No. 1 Board of Directors finalized the terms for a 99-year wholesale contract for the District to provide water and wastewater services to the Public Improvement District (PID).  Click here to read more.

 

District Response to Letter from the Town of Westlake
February 21, 2014

TC MUD No. 1 received a letter from the Town of Westlake on January 15, 2014 regarding information requested in a November 26, 2013 letter to the town.  The District replied on February 19, 2014 with a response the Board approved at the February 18, 2014 regular meeting.

Read the February 19, 2014 reply from TC MUD No. 1

Read the January 15, 2014 letter from Westlake.

 

Citizens Advisory Committee Presents Final Report
February 20, 2014

After months of hard work, the Citizens Advisory Committee presented a Final Report to the Board of Directors at the February 18, 2014 Regular Meeting.  The report summarizes the committee’s efforts over several months to build financial models to determine the impact to Trophy Club residents if TC MUD No. 1 were dissolved.  For reasons explained in the report, the committee recommends maintaining the MUD as an ongoing separate entity as the most cost effective action.  To learn more read the report or watch the February 18, 2014 meeting.  Agendas, minutes and videos from the CAC meetings are available by request.

TC MUD No. 1 sincerely thanks Committee members Jim Hase, Neil Twomey, Mike Buck, Wallace Carlson, Larry Hoover and Pete Reincke for all of the time and energy that went into this project.

 

Fort Worth Watering Limits Could Become Permanent

February 18, 2014

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an article today regarding declining water revenues, increasing rates, and the possibility of permanent water restrictions.  Click here to read the article and view some great photos of the water system.

 

Taste and Odor Issue Greatly Improved

February 11, 2014

The City of Fort Worth Water Department sent an email to its wholesale customers today regarding the improvement to the earthy taste and odor to the water.  The Water Department reports that, “The taste and odor issues in Fort Worth’s water supply are showing substantial improvement since the Lake Benbrook water has been blended with Cedar Creek Lake water.”  The water has always been safe for drinking, cooking  and other regular purposes.

 

New Water Report from Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

January 24, 2014

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has published a new report “Texas Water Report: Going Deeper for the Solution” about water supplies and the Texas economy.  Visit their website or download the PDF to read more about this important topic.

 

Update to Water Taste and Odor Changes

January 23, 2014

The City of Fort Worth Water Department sent an email to its wholesale customers today regarding the persistent earthy taste and odor to the water.  Although the water remains safe for drinking, cooking and all regular uses, the Fort Worth Water Department is doing all it can to alleviate the issue.

 

Free Lawn Care Seminar

January 16, 2014

Dallas Water Conservation sent an email advertising a FREE seminar on effective and earth-friendly ways to care for your lawn with less water.  The seminar will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center Auditorium (17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252) on Saturday, February 8 from 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Reservations are required, so please visit the savedallaswater.com website to learn more or register for the class.  Sponsored by City of Dallas Water Conservation, City of Dallas Stormwater Management and Texas A&M AgriLife Research.

 

Changes to Water Taste and Odor – Water is Safe to Drink

January 14, 2014

The City of Fort Worth has issued a news release regarding recent changes to the taste and odor of the water.  The water is safe for drinking, cooking and other regular use.  The change is due to the use of source water from Lake Benbrook while maintenance is performed on another pipeline.  Additionally, the level of geosmin, which normally rises during the winter months, lends an earthy taste and smell to the water.  You can read more in their Geosmin Frequently Asked Questions document.

 

Drought Loosens Its Grip (Star-Telegram)

January 5, 2014

The Star Telegrams reports on the improvement in Texas drought conditions.

 

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2013 NEWS

 

District Response to Town of Westlake Offer
November 26, 2013

On November 26, 2013 the District responded to an offer from the Town of Westlake to buyout the Solana area.  The letter outlines omissions and deficiencies noted in a preliminary review.  The letter can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Joint Press Release
November 8, 2013

On November 8, 2013 the Town of Trophy Club and Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 issued a joint press release about working together on the long term utility contract for service to the PID (Public Improvement District).

 

Petition from Maguire Partners – Solana Land LP
November 1, 2013

On October 28, 2013 Maguire Partners – Solana Land L.P. delivered a letter to the District with a petition to exclude the land for new development (not the existing development) in Solana from the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1.  The District replied on October 31, 2013.

Read the October 31 reply from the TCMUD1.

Read the October 28, 2013 letter from Maguire Partners – Solana Land L.P.

Response from Town of Trophy Club Regarding PID service
October 30, 2013

In a letter dated October 1, 2013, TCMUD1 requested formal notification from the Town of Trophy Club regarding their intent to continue purchasing wholesale water and wastewater services from TCMUD1 to serve the Town customers in the Town’s Public Improvement District (PID).  TCMUD1 is planning an upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant due to regulatory requirements issue by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  For this reason TCMUD1 needs to know if the upgrade should be constructed to serve Town customers as well as customers of TCMUD1.  The Town responded to the letter on October 25, 2013 that they would like to continue receiving wholesale service from TCMUD1 if an agreement can be reached that includes certain Town requirements.

Read the October 1, 2013 letter from TCMUD1 to the Town of Trophy Club.

On October 25, 2013 the Town of Trophy Club “Town” provided notice to the District that they desired a wholesale contract for water and wastewater services for their Public Improvement District “PID”.

Read the October 25, 2013 letter from the Town of Trophy Club.

Please see Response from Town of Trophy Club Regarding PID Service on the News page. The video replay of the October 23, 2013 Joint Meeting discussing this request is available on YouTube. Read “Wholesale vs. Retail”, a summary prepared for the Board of Directors and Town Council at the time of the contract negotiation, to learn more about the difference between a wholesale and retail contract. In short, a wholesale contract means that the Town Council is the elected body to represent PID residents, and the Town sets the rates for PID customers. PID residents please see the Town’s ordinance for your rates.

Meter Size Monthly Base Rate Gallons Used Rate per 1000 Gallons
5/8″ & 3/4″ $12.99 0 to 6,000 $3.03
1″ $20.39 6,001 to 17,000 $3.53
1.5″ $32.23 17,001 to 25,000 $4.09
2″ $46.43 25,001 to 50,000 $4.75
3″ $79.58 50,001 plus $5.52
4″ $126.93
6″ $245.29
Base Rate Volumetric Rate
Residential
All Residential $15.35 0 to 18,000 gallons $2.63/1,000 gallons
Commercial
All Commercial $15.35 All $2.63/1,000 gallons

 

Rate Study Presented to Board of Directors
October 24, 2103 – update

J. Stowe & Co. presented the Water and Sewer Rate Study to the Board of Directors at the October 15, 2013 meeting.

 

“Trophy Club residents attend MUD open house” Times Register Article
October 16, 2013

Click here to read the Times Register article about the September 30, 2013 MUD Open House.

 

Financial Letter to Customers
October 11, 2013

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 mailed a letter to its customers providing more information about its reasons for rejecting the Town’s proposal to consolidate.  Read the letter for details about this issue.

 

Westlake Sanitary Sewer Spill Overflow Update
October 9, 2013

The Town of Westlake will be purchasing water from TC MUD 1 to refill the ponds at the Hogan’s Glen subdivision.  The water will be drawn from a fire hydrant, metered and billed so the town can pay the established rates like any other customer.  As required by TCEQ, the water will be dechlorinated before being added to the pond.  Westlake anticipates using around 500,000 gallons of water, but this will come from a large main over the next several days and should not affect resident water pressure.

 

Westlake Sanitary Sewer Spill Overflow Update
October 5, 2013

On Friday October 4, 2013, the Town of Westlake notified the Town of Trophy Club of a sanitary sewer overflow impacting the creek behind Brook Hollow Lane and the ponds in the Hogan’s Glen subdivision in Trophy Club.  A mechanical failure of a lift station owned and operated by the Town of Westlake caused approximately 200,000 gallons of sewage to flow downstream into the pond in Hogan’s Glen.

Town of Westlake officials report they worked through the night pumping out contaminated water from the pond and hauling it offsite to a TRA wastewater treatment plant.  Additionally, TCMUD1 is allowing them to discharge some of the wastewater into a manhole that flows to the TCMUD1 wastewater treatment plant for treatment.  TCMUD1 is closely monitoring the wastewater plant to ensure operations are not negatively impacted by the discharge.  Allowing the discharge will assist in Westlake’s efforts to quickly remediate the spill and ensure public health and safety.  Representatives of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are also monitoring the remediation efforts.

TCMUD1 provides water and wastewater service to an area in Westlake known as Solana.  However, the wastewater from Solana is served by a different lift station which is owned and operated by TCMUD1.   The TCMUD1 lift station did not contribute to the sewer overflow under remediation by the Town of Westlake.

Click here to read the article by the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

 

TCEQ Collection Inspection Resolved

September 30, 2013

We have received the letter from TCEQ regarding the recent inspection of the collection system.  This letter indicates that all outstanding issues were resolved.

 

MUD Open House

September 30, 2013

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Open House!  If you weren’t able attend, or if you would like the handouts in electronic format, please click below to learn more about:

The District Manager’s presentation

Why the Board rejected the Town’s proposal

How the MUD benefits the Town of Trophy Club

How to find us on Facebook and Twitter

An area rate comparison

Facts about your MUD

History of the Trophy Club MUD

Your MUD Board of Directors

Our Superior rating from TCEQ

Proposition 6 Overview (State Water Plan)

If you would like to view the video from this event or other meetings please visit the Agendas & Meetings page.

 

Citizens Advisory Committee Appointed
September 19, 2013

The Board of Directors appointed the Citizens Advisory Committee at the September 17 meeting.  The committee will be reviewing the water and sewer rate study and the financial impact of consolidation with the Town.  The first meeting date and time will be announced soon.  Thank you and congratulations to the new committee members:

  • Mike Buck
  • Wallace Carlson
  • Jim Hase
  • Lawrence Hoover
  • Pete Reincke
  • Neil Twomey

TCEQ Exit Interview and Response

September 18, 2013

TCEQ recently conducted an inspection of the Collection system.  Several items were noted and were fully addressed within one week.  A letter from TCEQ should be forthcoming indicating that all items were resolved.  Read the response letter and exit interview here.

You’re Invited to an Open House
September 13, 2013

The Board of Directors invites you to an Open House on Monday, September 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 Fire Station.  There will be a presentation at 6:30 pm followed by questions and answers.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be door prize drawings throughout the evening.  Click here to view the invitation.

 

TCEQ Reissues Superior Public Water System Recognition

September 11, 2013

For over ten years Trophy Club Municipal Utility District has been designated a Superior Public Water System.  Recently the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), successor to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), reissued the Superior recognition.

As a Superior Public Water System:

  • The District’s physical facilities comply with all state requirements and are well maintained.
  • The District exceeds personnel requirements both in number of personnel and in the level of their certifications.
  • The District’s microbiological record for the previous 24 months shows no violations of the drinking water standards.
  • The quality of District water exceeds both primary and secondary drinking water standards.
  • District operations comply with state statutes and exceed minimum acceptable operating practices.
  • District capacities exceed minimum water system capacity requirements.
  • The District has sufficient wells and water pumps to provide average daily consumption with the largest well or pump out of service.
  • The District provides clean, safe water to our customers at one of the most economical rates in the region.

Click here to read the letter from TCEQ.

Click here to go to the District’s Drinking Water Watch page from TCEQ.

Letter to Our Customers
September 11, 2013

The Board of Directors recently sent a letter to District customers about the long-term contract for water and wastewater services for the PID.  You can read the letter here.

 

Westlake Offer
August 29, 2013

A letter was hand-delivered to the Town of Westlake on August 29th in response to an offer letter the District received from them on August 20th.

The District’s response letter can be viewed here.

The Town of Westlake’s original correspondence can be viewed here.

 

Citizens Advisory Committee
August 29, 2013

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 is forming a Citizens Advisory Committee to engage customer participation in the analysis and assessment of financial issues that will be considered by the Board of Directors and will directly impact District customers. The Committee will also provide feedback regarding particular policy initiatives that may affect the District. Initial tasks include:

  • Reviewing the results of a water and sewer rate study and making recommendations to the Board regarding possible rate structures.
  • Reviewing the financial and operational aspects of consolidation with the Town of Trophy Club and making recommendations to the Board.

To qualify for the Citizens Advisory Committee, applicants must receive water services from the District or be a registered voter of the District. The Board of Directors will accept applications from interested candidates until 12:00 pm on Monday, September 16, and will vote to appoint at least six members to the Committee at the September 17 meeting. Members will serve until all tasks are completed.

Applications may be submitted by mail or in person to the District at 100 Municipal Drive, Trophy Club, TX 76262, or emailed to info@tcmud.org. For more information please contact the District at (682) 831-4600.

 

Open Letter to Our Customers
August 28, 2013

The Board of Directors recently published an Open Letter to Trophy Club MUD No. 1 Customers and Trophy Club Citizens.  We hope you can join us at an open house event on Monday, September 30 to talk with directors and staff and learn more about our operations.  More details coming soon!

 

Water Intake Work August 19 Completed

August 19, 2013

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District appreciates your cooperation in conserving water during the intake shutoff today.  Thanks to your efforts, all four storage tanks were full when the work began this morning and reserves have declined only slightly since.  In order to increase the amount of water we can take in from our main supplier, contractors have successfully installed a new valve.  This valve allows a higher rate of intake and reduces the amount of time it takes to refill the storage tanks.

During the next phase of the project a bypass will be installed to ensure emergency operations for the future.  In the next few weeks there will be one additional water intake shutdown, but customers will be notified well in advance.  This project is moving ahead of schedule and under budget, and allows the District to continue to provide clean, safe water to all our customers at one of the most economical rates in the region.

 

Fort Worth water rates may increase 5% (Star Telegram)

August 16, 2013

The Star Telegram reports that a typical Fort Worth resident may see a 5% increase in water rates.  Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 purchases the majority of its water from the City of Fort Worth under a wholesale agreement.

 

Fort Worth water, sewer rates may be headed up in 2014 (Star Telegram)

August 13, 2013

According to an article in the Star Telegram, the Fort Worth Water Department is recommending an increase in water rates to retail and wholesale customers.  The City of Fort Worth’s rate for raw water from the Tarrant Regional Water District is also expected to increase in 2014.  Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 purchases the majority of its water from the City of Fort Worth.

 

Notice to Customers Regarding Water Intake Shutdown on August 19

August 5, 2013

To better serve our customers, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 will be upgrading the main water intake.  The upgrade will require disconnection from the main water supply coming from the City of Fort Worth for approximately six (6) hours.  Work will begin at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013.  Customers will continue to receive water service from water stored in tanks and should not encounter any issues related to water service.  However, because additional water cannot be received from the supplier to refill the tanks until the work is completed, water supply is very limited.  Customers are asked to conserve water during this critical time.  Please postpone pool filling, car washing, laundry, and other non-essential use until after the work is complete.

Outdoor watering is always prohibited on Mondays.  Beginning at midnight on Monday, August 19th enforcement efforts will be increased. Violators will be immediately notified to turn off any outdoor watering system and are subject to additional enforcement action.  The District will send a reminder to customers using the emergency notification system on August 16th, August 17th, and August 18th. To sign up to receive this notification via phone please subscribe to the Connect CTY service.  To receive District emails please subscribe to our Email Delivery Service.  Should weather or another event prevent the upgrade on August 19th, the alternate date is scheduled for Monday, August 26, 2013.

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 apologizes for any inconvenience you may experience from this service interruption. Should you have any questions, please email us at info@tcmud.org or call the District 

Town’s Government Consolidation Proposal Rejected By Board of Directors

June 19, 2013

At their meeting on Tuesday, June 18th, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District’s Board of Directors considered the Strategic Interlocal Agreement received from the Town of Trophy Club.  The agreement was received late last month and proposed abolishing the District and consolidating water and sewer services under Town government.   After careful consideration, the Directors voted to reject the agreement and continue to operate as a municipal utility district.   Before the vote, Director Kevin Carr stated:

“The District will continue to provide services to its customers in the same quality and low cost manner they have grown accustomed to over the past 35 years.  The District is committed to working with the Town to assist in meeting their needs, but not at the expense of District customers.  The District will not enter into any agreements that increase cost to customers and decrease the level of service enjoyed by customers.  The District will continue to take all steps necessary to satisfy TCEQ requirements.”

Director Carr then moved to reject the Town’s proposal and directed the District Manager, Jennifer McKnight, to notify the town of the District’s position.  By a unanimous vote the motion was approved.

Click here to read the Notification Letter Provided to the Town.

Click here to read the Letter to Customers Regarding Consolidation Rejection.

 

Wastewater Improvements Presentation

June 19, 2013

Click here to view District Manager Jennifer McKnight’s presentation to the Board of Directors on Wastewater Improvements – How We Got Here and Where Do We Go Now.

 

Notice to Our Customers Regarding Administrative Penalty and Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

May 28, 2013

Click here to read information from District Manager Jennifer McKnight regarding progress on the improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

Usage and Revenue Data from Solana, PID and MUD

May 2, 2013

At the April 16, 2013 meeting District Manager Jennifer McKnight presented information to the Board of Directors on Water Usage and Revenue from properties in the PID, Solana and MUD.  Click here to learn more about the impact of these areas to tax and water rates.

 

Preliminary Engineering Report

April 19, 2013

The Wallace Group presented a Preliminary Engineering Report on the Wastewater Treatment Faciliy to the Board of Directors at the meeting on April 16, 2013.  Click here to view Part 1 and Part 2 of the report regarding the proposed changes to the Wastewater Treatment Facility.

 

Governor Issues Proclamation Regarding Exceptional Drought

April 19, 2013

Governor Rick Perry has issued “A proclamation renewing the certification that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in a specified number of counties in the State of Texas.”  Click here to view this proclamation.

 

New Water Management and Drought Contingency Plan

April 17, 2013

The Board of Directors passed the new Water Management and Drought Contingency plan at the April 16, 2013 meeting.  Click here to view the document.  The new plan is expected to go into effect on June 1, 2013.

 

Water Management and Drought Contingency Plan

April 4, 2013

The Board of Directors will consider an amended Water Management and Drought Contingency Plan at their meeting on April 16, 2013.  To see a draft of the plan click here.

 

Storage Tank Analysis

February 19, 2013

District Manager Jennifer McKnight presented information and recommendations regarding water storage to the Trophy Club MUD No. 1 Board of Directors.  Click here to view the presentation.

 

Governor Perry Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency

February 2, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.

Land Purchase Press Release

February 1, 2013

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 recently purchased almost four acres of land in Trophy Club. The property is adjacent to the existing wastewater treatment plant at the far north end of Indian Creek Drive. The land purchase leads the way for expansion of the wastewater treatment plant.  The District is currently conducting a preliminary engineering study to identify the most economical and efficient treatment methods to serve current and future customers.  Once identified, the District will seek approval from the state regulatory agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and then immediately begin final design and construction.

The District is working to expand the plant to improve operations to meet new and lower discharge limits and to ensure available capacity to meet the rapid growth.  Over the past four years Trophy Club has experienced tremendous growth, issuing an average of 241 new single family residential building permits per year.  Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 provides water, wastewater, and fire services to the entire Town of Trophy Club and to the Solana area in Westlake.

2012 Audited Financial Statements

January 24, 2013

On January 15, 2013 the Trophy Club MUD No. 1 Board of Directors reviewed and approved the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.  Certified Public Accountants LaFollette and Company PLLC conducted the audit.  District Manager Jennifer McKnight submitted the report to TCEQ on January 24, 2013 in accordance with the annual filing requirements.

Click here to view the Audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.

Good News Regarding Water Supplies

January 9, 2013

Trophy Club MUD No. 1 was informed this week that due to the recent rains and the resulting lower demand for water, the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is no longer predicting  Stage 1 drought conditions this month.  Based on current forecasts, they are now anticipating that it will be mid- to late-February before water reserves drop below the Stage 1 levels.  The winter temperatures and precipitation have helped to stabilize water reserves, but it will take some time to recover from last year’s warm, dry weather.

Trophy Club MUD No. 1 purchases most of its water from Fort Worth, which is part of the TRWD.  Stage 1 drought conditions are triggered when water reserves drop below 75% of capacity.  When Fort Worth implements Stage 1 drought measures, Trophy Club MUD No. 1 is obligated to follow.

Water Supplies Decreasing.  Stay Informed!

January 2, 2013

The warm, dry weather last year means that water supplies have not recovered as they normally do in the fall months.  2012 is expected to be the warmest year on record for Texas and drought conditions in the area range from severe to extreme.  According to the State Climatologist, the short-range forecast does not indicate an improvement.

Combined water reserves from our suppliers are declining and without significant rain they are expected to drop below critical levels by mid-January.  Watch for further information in the near future regarding  WATER RESTRICTIONS to be implemented this month.

In the meantime, please help conserve water by not overwatering your lawn.  Once every TWO weeks is plenty in the winter and any rainfall we receive reduces the need to water.

2012 News

The Wallace Group Proposal

November 20, 2012

At the regular session of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, the Wallace Group presented its findings and recommendations for improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  To view this presentation, please click here.

Notice to Purchasers in Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1

  November 20, 2012

 Please click here to view the current Notice to Purchasers in Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1.

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1

Press Release September 21, 2012

At a time when many area local governments are proposing a tax rate increase, residents of Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 will see a tax decrease of 4.1 cents.  MUD officials attribute the tax decrease to area growth and strong fiscal management.

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 provides water, wastewater, and fire fighting services to residents of Trophy Club.  At their meeting on September 18th the MUD Board of Directors approved a tax rate of 0.13339 cents per $100 valuation, which represents a 0.104 cent operation and maintenance tax for the fire department, a 0.00989 cent operation and maintenance tax for water and wastewater services, and a 0.01950 cent tax for debt service.  This means that a home valued at $250,000 and located in the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 will see a tax bill reduction of $104 compared to last year.  The Board of Directors also approved the 2013 fiscal year budget of $8.6 million.  The budget includes a 1.5% cost of living adjustment for employees and capital improvement projects to better serve customers estimated to cost more than $900,000.

During the past year Trophy Club has experienced more than 7% growth, resulting in an additional 300 new homes.  Compared to last year, taxable valuations have increased almost 8%, allowing the MUD to maintain the same level of services to customers while reducing the tax rate.  Additionally, the MUD implemented a new financial strategy using short-term bank loans versus long-term bonds to finance needed improvements.  At a cost of more than $1.2 million, the MUD added 2 million gallons of water storage to better serve current and future customers.  The project was funded through a three-year bank note which allowed for no increase in water and sewer rates and a reduced tax rate for the coming fiscal year.

TCEQ Enforcement & Wastewater Treatment Plant

August 15, 2012

A presentation was provided to the TC MUD 1 Board on August 15, 2012 in response to a recent Enforcement Order from TCEQ.  To view this presentation, click here.

 2011 Consumer Confidence Report

June 12, 2012

The 2011 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is now available online. Please click here to view the 2011 CCR.

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