2015 News Archive

 

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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