History

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Central Washington County Water Supply Corporation (CWCWSC) is a non-profit Corporation organized under Article 1434a of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1925 and was filed in the Office of the Secretary of the State of Texas on March 14, 1988. CWCWSC was formed for the purpose of furnishing a water supply for general farm use and domestic purposes to individuals residing in the rural communities of Washington County, Texas that are not within a municipality’s extra territorial jurisdiction for providing water.  CWCWSC’s jurisdiction covers approximately 100 square miles of Central Washington County

Every person owning or having a fee simple title to real property within the CWCWSC’s certified service area has the right to become a member. CWCWSC is operated under the direction of a Board of seven Directors, who are volunteers, members of the CWCWSC and are elected by the members.

The Board has engaged Professional General Management Services, Inc. (PGMS) to manage water operations and handle system accounts.  At each monthly Board meeting, a manager from PGMS reports the current financial accounts, water operations, water customer activity and other issues related to water operations.

In 2013, CWCWSC hired O’Malley Engineers to conduct a water system study and network analysis to evaluate the supply, storage, and pumping capacities for the entire system.  In addition to providing an up-to-date map of all facilities and customer locations, the study evaluated system capacities of existing supply, treatment and storage facilities, and made growth projections to help the Board prepare for future system improvements to meet members’ water requirements. In 2014, CWCWSC exceeded the number of customers that O’Malley Strand to update the study and recommend a solution to provide for growth through 2020.

O”Malley Strand’s updated report was presented in December, 2015.  Continued growth necessitates adding an additional well, standpipe and assorted improvements in the near future. The Board has contracted to purchase land for a new well and is exploring financing options.

As of September 1, 2016, CWCWSC had 829 active water connections.

Seidel, Schroeder & Company, Certified Public Accountants, audits the financial statements of the CWCWSC each year and provides a written report to the Board.