The District purchases raw water from Lake Travis pursuant to a Water Sale Contract and Conveyance Agreement. The raw water is pumped through an 11,000 foot pipeline and treated by the District's 2 water treatment plants, each with a capacity of 1 MGD. Treated water is stored in two ground storage tanks of 150,000 gallons each, and a 500,000 gallon elevated tower.
A network of water mains ranging in size from 16 inches to 6 inches deliver treated water to the District's customers. The system map is included in Appendix 2.
All connections are metered, with meter sizes ranging from 3/4 to 2 inches. The District monitors meter age carefully, and regularly replaces meters after they register more than 3 million gallons, or after 10 years of service.
Financing the System
The system is financed primarily via ad valorem property taxes levied on all property within the District, and to a lesser extent, from service revenues. All facilities were designed by registered professional engineers, approved by the appropriate State agencies, and maintained by licensed operators. Hurst Creek MUD received recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the best managed and operated water utility of its size in the 5 state EPA Region 6.