NTMWD is #MoreThanWater
In addition to providing safe, reliable water every day to 2 million people across 10 counties in North Texas, we also provide wholesale wastewater and solid waste disposal services.
Each system has its own members and customers with separate wholesale rates needed to operate and maintain the systems. The final rate in your utility bill is set by your direct provider, i.e., your city or direct water utility. See below for a list of cities and utilities that receive wholesale services from NTMWD, and contact your direct provider for more information on their rates.
- Our Water System – comprised of 13 Member Cities and 34 Customer Cities and Utilities serving over two million in up to 80 communities across a 2,200-square mile service area.
- Our Wastewater System – regional wastewater services in 24 communities with a population of over 1.4 million residents.
- Our Solid Waste System – comprised of five Member Cities providing regional solid waste disposal services to approximately 930,000.
Most people think they are just paying for the gallons of water used when in fact, only a portion of what you pay covers the actual water consumed, and even that includes the chemicals and power to treat and deliver it. The majority of your bill pays for a vast infrastructure of pipes, pumps, treatment plants, and storage facilities. Behind all of that are the people who work hard every day, 24/7/365 to make sure your water is clean, safe, and reliably delivered to your taps.
Aging infrastructure, new regulatory requirements, and booming populations all contribute to rising water costs. To cover these costs, we currently charge Member Cities $3.69 per 1,000 gallons of treated water and customers $3.74 per 1,000 gallons. When combined with your city rate, that translates to about a penny per gallon. Compared to other household expenses – mobile phones, Internet, cable television – the cost of water is an exceptional deal and has historically been one of the lowest-cost utility services.
Our region continues to grow with 55,000 more residents moving into our service annually. As a result, our population is expected to double in the next 40 years. That means that we have to plan ahead to acquire new sources of water, build the facilities to treat and store that water, and develop the capacity to connect that water source to our system and distribute it to our cities. Our newest water supply, Bois d’Arc Lake, is a critical new source of water for residents and businesses in all the North Texas communities served by the District.
Learn more about our water system.
When you use the water we provide, it goes into the wastewater system where we clean and treat it before releasing it back to our waterways. The District is able to reuse some of this water through an innovative process at one of the nation’s largest manmade wetlands, known as the East Fork Water Reuse Project. Flows from the Trinity River are directed into the 2,000-acre John Bunker Sands Wetland near Seagoville. Here aquatic plants and sunlight naturally filter the water before piping it 44 miles north to Lavon Lake, where it can start the journey again. Our Main Stem Pump Station and Pipeline will allow us to increase the capacity of the wetland and help us meet the growing demand for water. Learn more about our wastewater system.
NTMWD provides solid waste disposal services where solid waste is picked up from residents and businesses through their city or county and delivered to one of our three transfer stations. There the waste is loaded onto larger NTMWD trucks and transported to the 121 Regional Disposal Facility in Melissa, Texas. Through a public-private partnership between NTMWD and Morrow Renewables, a new High BTU Gas Plant began operation at the district’s landfill in Melissa. The state-of-the-art plant captures landfill gas (methane and carbon dioxide) and converts it to clean, renewable natural gas which generates revenue to offset the cost of landfill operations. Learn more about our solid waste system.