ACWSC delivers fresh water from various formations in the Gulf Coast aquifer to systems registered with TCEQ as WSC #1 to WSC #4 in the community areas of Kenney, Buckhorn-Racoon Bend, Burleigh-Coshatte and Cat Spring. Treated drinking water is delivered from four systems each comprising:
- Groundwater production wells and pumps
- Iron Filtration, treatment systems (at two facilities)
- Chlorination, standpipe storage and pressure control
- Multi-route water distribution through heavy-duty plastic lines
Chlorinated water is delivered from the production storage facilities and distributed to metered connections through plastic lines of various diameters up to 10 inches diameter, 156 miles in total, maintained at volumes and pressures as required to comply with all EPA and TCEQ rules and regulations.
Sampling is ongoing to monitor water quality – latest published results are in the Notices section of this site.
An Improvements Program was initiated in 2019 to extend useful life, mitigate losses, renovate the standpipes, upgrade filtration/treatment and install new meters after 33 years a of operation. In 2020 three wells are undergoing intervention for major maintenance to secure supply. A replacement well was brought into operation at Burleigh-Coshatte in 2020., and wells replaced or added at Buckhorn-Racoon Bend in 2015, and Cat Spring in 2017.
As part of an operations upgrade the complete system is undergoing performance modeling and new instrumentation to improve monitoring and expansion to a SCADA computer based remote monitoring system.
The total system capacity based on standpipe storage volume and well production delivery rate can accommodate up to 1500 connections (customers). The current active meters count is just over 1000 total metered connections.
A basic flow diagram depicts the system and diagrams of the four distribution routes imposed on maps. An overview is presented: