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Travis County Snapshot from the 2012 American Community Survey
Stage 3 Mandatory lawn watering restrictions effective SEP-1-2013
Moody's assigns Hurst Creek MUD a bond rating of A1

  Travis County Snapshot from the 2012 American Community Survey

The Travis County Snapshot from the 2012 American Community Survey was recently completed by staff in the Research and Planning Division at Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service. The Research & Planning Division conducts an annual analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The information contained herein is intended to provide a point-in-time “snapshot” of our community and its social, economic, and housing characteristics.

You can view and download the report online at:



We hope you will find the The Travis County Snapshot from the 2012 American Community Survey to be helpful and informative. We hope you will feel free to use this information in your work and if you do, staff would appreciate any feedback that you have on how to make the report more useful to our colleagues, partners and the community. If you have any questions, comments or requests, please feel free to contact the report authors, Lori Miranda (lori.miranda @co.travis.tx.us), Tara Carmean (tara.carmean@co.travis.tx.us), or Elizabeth Vela (elizabeth.vela@co.travis.tx.us).

For the complete text of the District's Drought Contingency Plan Click here.

Important information how to water trees during a drought.

Click Here to see document



Hurst Creek Municipal Utility District (MUD) was created in 1979 to provide water, wastewater, drainage and irrigation service within its boundaries, which generally coincide with
The Village of The Hills.

To see a map of the District Click-here

The District is governed by a five member Board of Directors elected by the residents.
Wilson Smith
Jim Wingard
Vice President
Ray Arvay
Mike Maroney
Asst. Secretary
Bill Warmuth


The MUD is a subdivision of the State of Texas, and is subject to the Texas Open Meetings and Records Act; notices of board meetings are posted 72 hours in advance, at the Travis County Courthouse and on the bulletin board at the The Hills offices. The meetings are open to the public, and your attendance at board meetings is encouraged. Generally, meetings are held monthly on the third Monday of the month, at 9:00 am, with special meetings called as necessary.

The following are summaries of the MUD’s chief functions:



The District purchase Lake Travis water from the Lower Colorado River Authority pursuant to a 40 year water sale contract. This raw water is pumped via an 11,000 foot water line to the treatment facilities located at the 102 Trophy Drive. We currently have 3 million gallons per day (MGD) of treatment capacity. Additionally, we have interconnections with the Lakeway MUD and WCID #17 water systems, for use in emergencies.

The water system is rated as “Superior” by the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality, and was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Excellence Award in 1991, as the best managed and operated public water system of its size in the five state EPA Region VI. All operators are certified by the state.

For the latest TCEQ Inspection report, Click-here.

Water quality greatly exceeds all State standards for chemical and bacteriological parameters, and is carefully monitored by computer and human testing. In the event of water quality problems, treatment failures or terrorism activities we will promptly alert the public with large signs at the gates, local media news casts and in this website. The District is a member of TxWARN, an industry-sponsored information network of public utilities and the Texas Division of Emergency Management.     

A more technical description of water quality is available, Click-here.

Water conservation is an important issue, and the District has both a water conservation plan and a drought contingency plan. We urge our customers to use water wisely.



Two parallel .25 MGD treatment plants, complete with filtration and disinfection, treat wastewater to a high degree of purity and store the effluent in a 55 MG storage pond for irrigation on the golf course. Located at the lowest point in the District, near the Hills golf course maintenance barn, these plants have an excellent operational record and no effluent is ever discharged into Hurst Creek.

For the latest TCEQ Inspection report, Click-here.

For a more technical discussion of wastewater treatment, Click-here.

To view the district’s utility rate schedule, Click-here.



In 2005, Hurst Creek MUD assumed responsibility from the Hills Property Owners’ Association for maintaining and improving drainage within The Hills. A master drainage engineering plan was prepared and rules and regulations adopted regarding the drainage system construction, maintenance and modifications.

To view the regulations Click-here