Water Rates Pay For #MoreThanWater

Water service is about #MoreThanWater

Water rates pay for #MoreThanWaterDo you ever wonder what’s behind your water bill? Most people think they are paying for the gallons of water they use when in fact, only about 15% of what you pay covers the actual water consumed, including the chemicals and power to treat and deliver it. The rest of your bill pays for a vast infrastructure of pipes, pumps, treatment plants, and storage facilities. And behind all of that are the people who work hard every day, 24/7 to make sure your water is clean, safe, and reliably delivered to your taps.

Our region is growing. Communities in North Texas and across our great state are frequently touted as among the best cities to live in and fastest growing in the U.S. 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, like the proposed Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir, build the facilities to treat and store that water, develop the capacity to connect that water source to our system and distribute it to our cities.

NTMWD is #MoreThanWater

Water rates pay for #MoreThanWater | NTMWDWe don’t just provide safe, clean, reliable water every day to 1.6 million people across 10 counties in North Texas. We also provide wastewater and solid waste disposal services. When you use the water we provide, it goes into the wastewater system where we clean and treat the water before putting it back into the Trinity River. The treated water from the East Fork of the Trinity River then flows down to our wetland in Seagoville where it is naturally filtered by millions of aquatic plants and piped back to Lavon Lake for storage and eventual treatment as drinking water. 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.