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North Pointe RV Park
March 02, 2023
A new 125 space RV park is being built on Highway 271 just north of the North Pointe subdivision. Excavation work is underway.
Star Mountain Ranch Subdivision
March 02, 2023
A new subdivision is being built on CR 358 with 160 lots from 2 - 5 acres. Phase 1 is 102 lots and is currently on sale, Phase 2 is 58 lots and is under construction. Additional booster pumps and a new pressure tank.
Well #5 and Plant #3 - IN PROCESS
January 04, 2023
SMWSC has received a grant from Smith County for the development of Water Well #5 and ater Plant #3. We are in the process of preparing a site to drill a test well at the northern end of our CCN. This new well and plant will help offset the continued growth in our area which is projected to more than double our customer base and water demand. Once a site has been secured and a test well has proved to provide adequate water with good quality, this project will be updated.
Veritatis Splendor Project COMPLETED
June 21, 2022
In February of 2021, SMWSC was approached by an organization (RCI) planning to build a Christian community is our water service area (CCN). You can learn about this community here. This community is north of FM 16, and is currently planned for 200-250 homesites, educational facilities, recreational facilities, and a facility for prayer and worship.
SMWSC is working with Texas Pump and Controls on the community water distribution at VS. Field Data Collection is completed for the 6" water main extension and the design and bid packets are in development. VS has signed off on our proposal to them and committed to their financial portion of the project.
We have been making improvements to Water Plant #2 in order to provide the necessary water and are beginning to lay the main water line from Water Plant #2 to the new commuity. RCI is participating financially in the improvements to our water system which will benefit us all. We hope to have water flowing to this community by mid April of this year.
The new water main to Veritatis Splendor (VS) is nearing completion. Pressure testing and super chloronation will follow soon and a water sample will be sent to TCEQ for approval. VS has started their 2nd phase of construction which will provide an additional 80 lots to the existing 76.
6/21/22 - PROJECT COMPLETED
Veritatis Splendor is now on-line.
Water Well #4 Project (In Process) UPDATE
June 21, 2022
The drilling of new Water Well #4 has been completed. Pump tests resulted in over 300GPM flow rate. We are finishing the main line from Water Well #4 to both Plant #1 and Plant #2. We are working to complete the electrical connections and a backup generator is on order. Once completed, sampes will be sent to TCEQ for approval to put this well into production.
Construction on a drive into the Well site is underway. Cherokee County Electric is preparing to bring the needed power to the site. A tree service has been contracted to remove trees that pose a threat to the Water Well equipment. Drilling should start in the next few weeks. Financing has been committed to fund the project. Design work and bids for the main line extensions from the new Well to Plants 1 & 2 should be ready in the next 2 weeks.
Over two years ago, Water Well #2 became infected with iron bacteria. This rendered Well #2 unusable. Despite several efforts to eliminate the iron bacteria at a significant cost, Water Well #2 could not be recovered. Water Well #2 was SMWSC’s deepest and highest volume well. The Board of Directors immediately began a search for a new well site. Although several sites were located, test wells and water sampling revealed high levels of iron bacteria. A new well site was finally acquired (at a cost of $55,000.00) in the North Pointe sub-division. Water samples from the test well drilled there resulted in high volume, high capacity, and high-quality water.
We are currently clearing the land for the well and preparing to lay a six-inch main line from the well site to Water Plant #1. Drilling should begin in about 6 weeks. Total cost for this well with the connection to Plant #1 is estimated to be upwards of $450,000.00. Due to stringent testing requirements and required approvals by TCEQ, we hope to have Well #4 on-line before the fall.
Well #4 is nearing completion. Eletrical connections are being made and final updates are being performed to Plant #2. Water samples are being sent to TCEQ for approval to place Well #4 into production. There are 3 road bores to complete in order to finish the water supply mains from Well #4 to Plant #1 and Plant #2.
Well #4 has been tested and approved. One final road bore and connection are in process and then line sanitation will take place and Well #4 will be placed into service. Water Plant #2 has a few more updates to be made and then this Plant will be sanitized and placed back ont service as well.
Stay tuned for updates.