The District purchases roughly 80% of our water from the City of Fort Worth, who purchases raw water from Tarrant Regional Water District. To save on the overall cost of water, the District offers a controlled blend from the City of Fort Worth and our four wells (one Trinity Well and three Paluxy Wells). The District does not add fluoride to the water but Fort Worth does. Visit their page on TCEQ Drinking Water Watch to get details on the City of Fort Worth’s water source and wholesale customers.
Currently, we have two 3-million gallon ground water storage tanks.
Pumps and Elevated Storage
Three variable frequency drive pumps and two constant drive pumps deliver water from our ground storage tanks to our distribution system, a 400,000 gallon elevated storage tank, and to a 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank built by the Town to support the new development and the high school. The District can meet average and peak daily demand with the largest pump out of service.
Our current system delivers approximately 55+ psi of water pressure throughout Trophy Club. Except for a few older cul-de-sacs, all water lines in Trophy Club are “looped” i.e., if one line breaks, water can still be delivered via a second looped line to most locations.
The District maintains approximately 74.33 miles of water line, 1,920 valves, and 816 hydrants.
District water usage varies from 1 million gallons per day in the winter to 7 million gallons per day in the summer. To help prevent peak usage charges by the City of Fort Worth we have prohibited outdoor watering on Mondays. This break allows the tanks to refill, thus preventing usage peaks, and also helps prevent mechanical breakdowns.
Use of Chloramines for Disinfection
Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 uses chloramines to disinfect the drinking water that we provide. Chloramines are used to benefit our customers by reducing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the system, while still providing protection from waterborne disease. For more information about the disinfection of drinking water, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Disinfection with Chlorine & Chloramine” page.
However, the use of chloramines can cause problems to persons dependent on dialysis machines. A condition known as hemolytic anemia can occur if the disinfectant is not completely removed from the water that is used for the dialysate. Consequently, the pretreatment scheme used for the dialysis units must include some means, such as a charcoal filter, for removing the chloramine prior to this date. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for other medical equipment. In addition, chloraminated water may be toxic to fish. If you have a fish tank, please make sure that the chemicals or filters that you are using are designed for use in water that has been treated with chloramines. You may also need to change the type of filter that you use for fish tanks.
Source Water Protection
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
You can help protect our drinking water by keeping chemicals out of the water supply.