News from TRSUD

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To: All TRSUD Water/Sewer Customers:

At its December 16, 2020 meeting, your Board of Directors approved the 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets.  The Board and Staff started in October 2020 planning for the 2021 Budget.  The Board of Directors addressed a multitude of issues in considering the adoption of the 2021 Budget.  Listed below are some of the issues addressed by the Board:

  1. Provide water during emergency conditions.
  2. Increase the reliability of the water system through financed capital improvement projects.
  3. Board is continuing an aggressive meter change out program to improve meter accuracy.
  4. Prepare for the future payments of the refinanaced construction bonds associated with our Northeast Texas Municipal District (Lake O'the Pines) water supply.
  5. Address relocation of water mains due to Gregg County's southward widening of Tryon Road to Loop 281.
  6. Enhance the Water Districts' financial viability.
  7. Address increasing costs due to new Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) mandate as it relates to water supply and infrastructure based on number of connections.
  8. New water quality testing standards and the associated cost of the testing as mandated by TCEQ.

Upon Discussion of these items metioned above the Board decided to retain the 2020 rate schedule which reflects no volumetric increase to our customers.  As metioned in Item 7 above the Board had to address the TCEQ mandates as it relates to water supply and infrastructure base on the number of connections or "Living Units".  There will be a change in the calculations of minimums on all meters.  Minimums on all meters will be based on "Living Units" and will become effective for the January 2021 billing.  See the water rate schedule below.

The District is experiencing continued growth throughout its service area and the need to plan for this growth is ongoing.  Some of the projects that the District are planning for the 2021 year are as follows:

  1. Construct an 8-in water main along Tryon Road from Hawkins Parkway to near Loop 281 and down Williams Road to Taylor George with fire hydrants.
  2. Construct the Big Woods Road 6 inch water line loop connecting two dead end water mains.
  3. Complete the loop of 8 inch water main down Judson Road from FM1844 to Tryon Road.
  4. Construct 8 inch water main from the Reserve Apartments to the Woodlands Addition to provide a loop line for better water service for the Woodlands and Airline Road customers.
  5. Continued participation with Northeast Texas Municipal Water District regarding water supply and its cost.
  6. Installation of fire hydrants in various locations.
  7. Relocate Pressure Tank from Plant 3 to Plant 4.
  8. Continue Mapping of Distribution System to locate meters, valves, and fire hydrants.

Listed below are some of our accomplishments for the year 2020:

  1. Recoating of Ground Storage Tanks at Pump Station #5
  2. Continued meter change out program to provide for better meter accuracy and billing.
  3. Participation with our Northeast Texas Municipal Water District partners on projects to enhance our water supply and water quality.
  4. Implemented a Mapping program to locate meters and valves.
  5. Completed a portion of the 8-inch water main from Tryon Road to North Wood Ln and Johnson Street.
  6. Northeast Texas Municipal Water District generously contributed $8000.00 towards the installation of fire hydrants in our District.  It is anticipated that NETMWD will continue to do this annually as appreciation of TRSUD being a contributing partner.

All of these improvements to our District translates into a more reliable water system.  We now have standby generators at our 4 largest pump stations and a portable generator that can support our 2 smaller pump stations.  We had several power outages during the past few years and due to the generators we had no interruption of water service to our customers.  These improvements contribute to a more dependable water supply to support emergency water flows if needed.

In 2020 the District saw a modest growth within its service area.  We saw our growth mostly in the residential customers.  We expect continued growthin 2021 with new development on US Hwy 259, new residential development throughout the District, and continuing development on Hawkins Parkway.  Developers aid in growth of our District by means of paying Capital Contribution Fees and contributing the necessary water/sewer lines necessary to provide service to their development at their cost.  All of this growth translates into new revenues for the District and helps in maintaining our water and sewer rates at the current level or with minimal increases to our customers.

The District would like to address with out customers the value of out Water meters, Valves, and Fire Hydrants.  All of these are crucial assests in providing reliable water service and fire protection to all of our customers.  We have seen an increase of landscaping around these assests which inhibits the use of these assets.  While we appreciate the desire to have landscaping, we will have to enforce no landscaping around our meters, valves, or fire hydrants.  These assests are there for a reason and we will remove any obstructions as necessary without notice.

Sewer Users: There will be no increase in volumetric rate for our sewer customers, however the base rate (minimum) will be calculated based on "Living Units" same as water.

The Board and Staff of the District appreciates the continued support of you, our customers.  Your support has enabled the District to fund out daily operations and capital improvement projects (some listed above) that were necessary to provide the water infrastructure for reliable water service within our District.  This is most apparent in the face that we have not had to ration water since 1998.  It is the District's commitment to provide adequate water and sewer service to our customers as efficiently and as cost effectively as possible.  If any of you wish to discuss the 2021 budget and ongoing operations and plans for the water system, please contact General Manager Glenn Hobbs at the office, 903-663-1447.

 

Don Hennigan, Jr.: Board President, Tryon Road Special Utility District 

Tryon Road Special Utility District 
Order of Election

 

An election is hereby ordered to be held on  May 01, 2021 for the purpose of:

The Election of Two Directors for terms of 3 years.

 

Early voting by personal apperance will be conducted each weekday at 

Tryon Road Special Utility District Office located at 360 Skinner Ln. Longview, TX 75605

Between the house of 8:00am and 5:00pm beginning on  April 19,2021

and ending on  April 27, 2021

 

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:

Mary Kate Killingswoth

360 Skinner Ln.

Longview, TX 75605

 

Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 20, 2021

 

Additional early votion will be held as follows:

Location                                             Date                                       Hours

_________________        _________________      _______________

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Issued this the 20 day of January 2021

Don Hennigan  President/Director

Bob Gaddis  Vice President/Director

Steve Baker  Secretary of Board/Director

Robert Maly  Director

Todd Kelsey  Director

John Jenkins  Director

 

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Distrito de Utilidad Especial Tryon Road
Orden de Las Elecciones

Se ordena que se celebre una elección el 01 de mayo, 2021 con el propósito de:

La elección de dos consejeros por plazos de 3 años.

 

El voto anticipado por apariencia personal se llevará a cabo cada día de la semana en 

Oficina del Distrito de Utilidad Especial Tryon Road ubicada en 360 Skinner Ln. Longview, TX 75605

Entre las 8:00am5:00pm  a partir del 19 de abril, 2021

y terminando el 27 de abril, 2021.

 

Las solicitudes de boleta por correo se enviarán por correo a:

Mary Kate Killingsworth

360 Skinner Ln.

Longview, TX 75605

Las solicitudes de boleta por correo deben ser recibidas a más tardar ek cierre del 20 de abril, 2021.

 

La votación anticipada adicional se llevará a cabo la siguiente manera:

Ubicación                                       Fecha                                     Horas

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Emitido este el 20 día de enero, 2021

Don Hennigan Presidente/Director

Bob Gaddis Vice-presidente/Director

Steve Baker Secretario de la Junta/Director

Robert Maly Director

Todd Kelsey Director 

John Jenkins Director

 

 

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 2019 Consumer Confidence Report
Tryon Road Special Utility District

This is your Water Quality Report for January 1 to December 31, 2019

Tryon Road SUD provides surface water and ground water from Lake O' the Pines and Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer in Gregg County.

For More Informatioon regarding this report, contact:

Glenn Hobbs, General Manager - 903-663-1447

Este reporte incluye informacion importante sobre el agua para tomar.  Para asistencia en espanol, favor de llamar al telefono 903-663-1447.

Definitions and Abbreviations

Action Level:     The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Action Level Goal (ALG):     The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  ALGs allow for a margin of safety.

Avg:     Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.

Level 1 Assessment:     A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.

Level 2 Assessment:     A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. Coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.

Maximum Contaminant Level 0r MCL:     The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG:     The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL:     The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.  There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG:     The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

MFL:     million fibers per liter (a measure of asbestos)

mrem:     millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)

na:     not applicable

NTU:     nephelometric tubidity units (a measure of turbidity)

pCi/L:     pictocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)

ppb:     micrograms per liter or parts per billion- or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water

ppm:     milligrams per liter or parts per million- or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water

ppq:     parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter (pg/L)

ppt:     parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter (ng/L)

Treatment Technique or TT:     A required process intended to reduce the level of contaminants in drinking water.

 

Information about your Drinking Water

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or human activity.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, or residual uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Contaminants may be found in drinking water that may cause taste, color, or odor problems.  These types of problems are not necessarily causes for health concerns.  For more information on taste, odor, or color of drinking water, please contacts Tryon Road SUD's business office.

You may be more vunerable that the general population to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in drinking water.  Infants, some elderly, or immunocompromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; persons who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing treatment with steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, can be particularly at risk from infections.  You should seek advice about drinking water from your physician or health care providers.  Additional guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791.)

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.  Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing.  We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but we cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flusing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead .

Information about Source Water

Tryon Road SUD purchases water from Northeast Texas MWD.  Northeast Texas MWD provides purchase surface water from Lake O' the Pines located in Marion County.

The NETMWD plant at Lake O' the Pines, a surface water source, or Tanner Plant, has had no found bactee in 2019.

The Tanner Plant NTU recorded the highest monthly average NTU of 0.118, and the highest recorded NTU of 0.24, and 100% at or below 0.349.

The Tanner Plant's highest recorded samples for HAA's was 44.6 ug/L, and TTHM's were 33.4 ug/L.

TCEQ completed an assessment of your source water, and results indicate that some of our sources are susceptible to certain contaminants.  The sampling requirements for you water system is based on this susceptibility and previous sample data.  Any detections of these contaminants will be found in ths Consumer Confidence Report.  For more information on source water assessments and protection efforts at our system, contact Glenn Hobbs, General Manager, at 903-663-1447.

Coliform Bacteria

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal

Total Coliform Maximum Contaminant Level

Highest No. of Positive

Fecal Coliform or E. Coli Maximum Contaminant Level

Total No. of Positive E. Coli or Fecal Coliform Samples

Violations

Likely Source of Contamination

0

1 Positive Monthly Sample

1

 

0

N

Naturally Present in the environment

 

 

Lead and Copper

Date Sampled

MCLG

Action Level (AL)

90th Percentile

# of Sites over AL

Units

Violations

Likely Source of Contamination

Copper

2019

1.3

1.3

0.12

0

ppm

N

Erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.

 

 

Disinfection By-products

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Individual Samples

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)

2019

40

22-51.6

No goal for the total

60

ppb

N

By-product of drinking water disinfection.

*The value in the Highest Level or Average Detected column is the highest average of all HAA5 sample results collected at a location over a year.

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)

2019

28

8.82-43.4

No goal for the total

80

ppb

n

By-product of drinking water disinfection

*The value in the Highest Level or Average Detected column is the highest average of all TTHM sample results collected at a location over a year.

Inorganic Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Individual Samples

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Barium

2019

0.061

0.061-0.061

2

2

ppm

N

Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.

Fluoride

2019

0.146

0.146-0.146

4

4.0

ppm

N

Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.

Nitrate [measured as Nitrogen]

2019

0.386

0.0862-0.386

10

10

ppm

N

Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits

Nitrite [measured as Nitrogen]

2019

0.139

0.139-0.139

1

1

ppm

N

Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits

Radioactive Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Individual Samples

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Beta/photon emitters

11/09/2016

5.3

4.4-5.3

0

50

pCi/L*

N

Decay of natural and man-made deposits

* EPA considers 50 pCi/L to be the level of concern for beta particles.

Combined Radium 226/228

11/09/16

1.5

1.5-1.5

0

5

pCi/L

N

Erosion of natural deposits.

Disinfectant Residual

Disinfectant Residual

Year

Average Level

Range of Levels Detected

MRDL

MRDLG

Units of Measure

Violation

Source in Drinking Water

Chloramines

2019

2.70

2.05-3.29

4

4

ppm

N

Water Additive used to control microbes

 

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