2016 News Archive

 

2016 NEWS

 

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 2016 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.