Water Supply & Distribution Facilities
The Master District’s potable water supply facilities currently consists of one water plant with 500,000 gallons of ground storage tank capacity, 3,910 gallons per minute of booster pump capacity, and 30,000 gallons of pressure tank capacity. A second water plant currently is under construction. The existing water supply facilities are sufficient to serve approximately 2,500 equivalent single-family connections. They will need to be expanded to serve future development in the Master District Service Area.
The Master District’s potable water distribution facilities include water lines ranging in size from eight-inch to sixteen-inch. They convey potable water from the regional water supply facilities to each district’s internal facilities.
The Master District also owns and operates a non-potable water system that includes detention ponds to supply non-potable water for irrigation. Please click here for the Master District’s Resolution Adopting Policy Regarding Non-Potable Water Use. For information about the use of the Master District’s detention facilities for recreational purposes, please visit the Towne Lake Community Association website, at http://www.townelakelife.com/townelake/.
Where Does the Master District Get Its Water?
Under the Master District Contract, the districts located within the Master District Service Area, namely Harris County Municipal Utility District Nos. 500, 501, 502, and 503, purchase potable water from the Master District. The Master District purchases surface water from the West Harris County Regional Water Authority. For more information about the West Harris County Regional Water Authority, please visit their website, at http://www.whcrwa.com/.
The Master District also has emergency interconnects with Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 172 and Remington Municipal Utility District.
Wastewater Collection & Treatment Facilities
Wastewater treatment facilities currently consist of a 750,000 gallon per day wastewater treatment plant, which is sufficient to serve approximately 4,076 equivalent single-family connections. The wastewater treatment facilities will need to be expanded in the future to serve future development in the Master District Service Area.
Wastewater collection facilities include sanitary sewer lines ranging from eight-inch to twenty-seven-inch and three regional lift stations. The regional wastewater collection facilities collect waste from each district’s internal facilities within the Service Area and transport it to the regional wastewater treatment facilities.
Drainage and Detention Facilities
The Master District drainage and detention facilities currently consist of drainage channel facilities, detention pond facilities, and storm sewer conveyance lines. For information about the use of the Master District’s detention facilities for recreational purposes, please visit the Towne Lake Community Association website, at http://www.townelakelife.com/townelake/.
The Master District Service Area drains into Horsepen Creek and Cypress Creek, both of which are maintained by the Harris County Flood Control District. For more information about the Harris County Flood Control District, please visit their website, at https://www.hcfcd.org/. The curb and gutter streets work as part of the drainage facilities with the storm sewer. The storm sewer is designed to carry most rain events. However, during heavy periods of rainfall when storm sewer cannot carry all the water the streets work to convey the water to the detention facilities. The streets are designed with high and low points that cascade, or step down, toward the detention facilities. As water runs into the streets during heavy rainfalls, it will flow over each highpoint towards the detention facilities until it flows into the detention pond or designated inlets.