Hurst Creek MUD will begin changing all customer water meters to Metron – Farnier “Smart” meters on June 15th. The change-out will require about four weeks. Your water service will be interrupted for 15 to 20 minutes while crews remove your old style water meter and replace it with a very accurate meter capable of transmitting a signal to the Verizon cell phone system. Individual customers can then monitor their water use on a home computer or “smart” phone.
This system will allow detection of leaks, even very slow leaks such as a running toilet, and send you an email alert. Also, it will reveal unintended irrigation cycles, which often occur in the night without the customer’s awareness, due to misconfigured irrigation controllers.
For more information about the AMR meters and the on-line portal for customer viewing, click on Metron-Farnier’s link below:
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.
District is governed by a five member Board of Directors
elected by the residents.
Wilson Smith President
Jim Wingard Vice President
Mike Maroney Secretary
Larry Kener Asst. Secretary
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
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.
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
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 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.