2021 Blue Legacy Awards: Municipal

The City of Horseshoe Bay

Retail or Wholesale Water Supplier - Population < 10,000

The City of Horseshoe Bay installed Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters within the city with a customer portal that allows for hourly data to be sent to the utility and the homeowner. The customer portal helps customers see how much water is being used throughout the day, water conservation tips, how to determine if there are leaks, and to manage irrigation during drought stages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District

Retail or Wholesale Water Supplier - Population 10,000 - 50,000

In 2009, the leadership of Brushy Creek MUD set out to reduce significantly high water loss within their system. Through a fire hydrant maintencance program, leak detection technology, and GIS mapping, the district was able to reduce their water loss and save 200 million gallons of water per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McAllen Public Utility

Retail or Wholesale Water Supplier - Population 100,000 - 500,000

For more than 20 years, McAllen Public Utility (MPU) has invested in using reclaimed water to conserve potable supplies. Like many areas in South Texas, MPU's service area can be prone to drought conditions. In 2014, MPU's Board of Trustees instituted the Reclaimed Water Master Plan, which would lay the groundwork for providing reclaimed water for residential, commerical, and institutional uses. To date, MPU delivers reclaimed water for electrical cooling towers, golf courses,as well as over 275 homes, schools, and green spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarrant Regional Water District

River Authority or Regional Water District

 TRWD promotes water conservation through printed materials, garden kits, and in-person educational programs. In the last year, to ensure their outreach and education programs continued, they created virtual classess and resources to ensure participation with the community continued. Through partnerships with local experts, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and the Tarrant County Master Gardeners, TWRD has developed a water conservation legacy in the community for more than 15 years under the thoughtful leadership of their Governmental Affiars Director, Linda Christie.