With so many people in North Texas counting on the essential services we provide, smart planning and strong finances are necessary to responsibly plan and fund the critical infrastructure needed to ensure continued reliable water, wastewater and solid waste services for our growing region.
With a service area covering 10 counties and more than 2,200 square miles, capital and maintenance needs make up the bulk of the annual budget for North Texas Municipal Water District.
Large capital projects – like building a new reservoir – take years to plan, permit and construct and are essential to support future service needs. The system also needs ongoing maintenance and improvements to maintain public health and safety. This requires extensive funding and resources to ensure efficiency and compliance. We design our annual budget to account for these challenges and responsibilities.
To provide sufficient resources to fund capital projects, cover operations and maintenance expenses and manage debt incurred from bond sales, we make 10-year water rate projections for our water system and 10-year cost projections for the wastewater, interceptor and solid waste systems. Our Strategic Financial Plans are updated annually.
NTMWD is committed to maintaining financial integrity through sound fiscal management and accountability. NTMWD has chosen to participate in the Texas Comptroller’s of Public Accounts’ Transparency Stars program, recognizing local government entities across the state for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. This is accomplished by providing citizens with clear and meaningful financial information not only by posting financial documents (such as budgets, CAFRs, etc.), but also through summaries, visualizations, downloadable data, and other relevant information. Visit our Financial Transparency webpage to view this information. Further information about the state’s program can be found at www.texastransparency.org.
Learn more about how our rates & charges are calculated for water and wastewater services.