When you turn on the faucet, you expect water to come out.
We serve an area whose population is anticipated to grow nearly 500% in the next half century. Since it often takes decades to permit and build the infrastructure that keeps water running/clean, we are planning today to provide reliable water and wastewater service to the families and cities that depend on us.
These projects will allow UTRWD to continue providing safe, clean drinking water to meeting the growing water needs of its customers.
Harpool Water Treatment Plant Expansion: Phase 1
To help meet the growing needs of our service area, particularly for customers in northeast Denton and western Collin Counties, UTRWD is working to increase the treatment capacity of our Harpool Water Treatment Plant near Providence Village, TX.
Improvements to increase the treatment capacity from 20 million gallons per day (MGD) to 40 MGD will be made over three to five years. Construction crews will also build additional administration and maintenance facilities. The total estimated project cost is approximately $53.5 million, and FY2022 appropriations is approximately $12 million.
Southwest Pump Station: Phase 1
Due to growth in the southwest service area of the Regional Treated Water System, as well as to increase the capacity and pumping pressure for water sent to the farthest edges of our service area, funds will be used to purchase right‐of‐way and design / engineering services for the construction of the Southwest Pump Station. The total estimated project cost is $31.5 million, and the FY 2022 appropriation is approximately $4.6 million.
Taylor Plant Treatment and Pumping Improvements
The Taylor Regional Water Treatment Plant in Lewisville was originally placed into service in 1998. In preparation for increased need for treated water and to update the aging infrastructure, several upgrades will be made to the plant. The upgrades and improvements include additional / new pumps and electrical equipment at the Raw Water Intake Structure, Taylor RWTP, and Stone Hill Pump Station. Total project cost is estimated at $46 million, and approximately $10 million has been budgeted for FY 2022.
TxDOT is currently expanding several major roadways that will impact UTRWD’s existing infrastructure, generally along U.S. Hwy 380, and I-35 north of Denton. These roadway expansions are necessary to support population growth. However, TxDOT’s upcoming roadway expansion projects will likely require UTRWD to relocate its water and wastewater facilities along U.S. Hwy 380 as well as a water transmission pipeline along I-35 north of Denton.
UTRWD is coordinating with TxDOT to identify the needed relocations. Relocating the water system along Hwy 380 is anticipated to cost approximately $36,000, primarily for coordination with the appropriate agencies. Work to relocate the water transmission pipeline along I-35 between Denton and Sanger has been allotted $7 million for FY 2022.
Lake Ralph Hall
Since our existing sources of water can only meet demand for the next 25 years, we must find additional water supplies to meet the growing needs of our members and customers.
UTRWD is planning to add to its existing water supplies by building Lake Ralph Hall along the North Sulphur River in Fannin County.
Learn more on our website dedicated to Lake Ralph Hall: