2014 News Archive

 

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 document. A 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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