The North Texas Municipal Water District is preparing several strategic infrastructure improvements to increase the availability of drinking water to customers in Allen and other member cities and to address the water needs of our rapidly increasing regional population.
Allen City Council members were updated on the projects during the Sept. 13 council workshop. The most significant, the $1.1 billion Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir, is expected to begin construction in 2018. Construction will include the dam and 16,500 acre lake, 36 miles of water pipelines, a water treatment plant, roadway improvements and more. The project will provide water to customers in Fannin County and Northern Collin County and ease future demands on the system, especially during times of drought.
“The availability of water is critical to sustaining our economy and to continuing to attract employers to the area,” explains NTMWD’s website. “While water conservation will help meet future needs by stretching our existing supplies, NTMWD cannot meet this demand without new water supplies and projects.”
NTMWD’s service area includes 2,200 square miles, a population of 1.6 million , and 90 communities; including the City of Allen.