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
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