Controlling Costs and Improvements

Controlling Costs and Improvements

The Town continues to monitor the Upper Trinity Regional Water District's long-term debt issuance and cost structure. A major concern is the District's Lake Ralph Hall reservoir project. Although the Town is in support of the future construction of the project, it has concerns about the timing of the project and the effect on rates. The Town feels there are other more cost effective options that should be pursued prior to building the lake.

During the past few years the Town has continued to upgrade the water and sanitary sewer systems to meet both the current and future needs of the Town. These projects have included increasing the existing capacity of the existing water and sewer systems and expanding both systems to the western portion of Town.

The major utility improvements have included ongoing renovations/upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, increasing water elevated capacity from 3 to 5.5 million gallons to improve pressure and firefighting capabilities, adding auxiliary power to the wastewater pump station to insure reliability, and the completion of design and start of construction on a new pump station to be located in the western portion of Town. Maintaining the current utility system and constructing facilities to continue providing reliable and high quality service remain key priorities of the Town.

The biggest factor in controlling costs and water usage is water conservation. Flower Mound has both a Water Conservation Ordinance as well as an official Conservation Flyer to provide more information about actively conserving water.

Updated Utility Rate Schedule
In order to balance Utility Fund revenues and expenditures and meet debt service requirements, Flower Mound is implementing a rate adjustment to fund the full cost of operating the utility system. The new rates will be applied to October 2020 water usage and will be reflected on statements distributed during the November 2020 billing cycle. For additional information regarding commercial, municipal and residential rates, please see the associated links above.