Update on RCMUD Water Supply - July 31, 2017

With regret for inconvenience to RCMUD customers, please be advised that as of Saturday, July 29, both Well #1 and #2 are on line providing ample water for all.

From July 26 to July 31, Well #1 was down for repairs to the tank.

In the past, the water system has been able to support the entire network on either Well 1 or 2 independently.  However, with the hot, dry weather, and with a large number of customers watering landscaping in the early morning hours, some customers were left with little to no water pressure for household use.

Now with Well 1 & 2 online, and with the capability to utilize Well 1 booster pumps, the low-pressure issue should subside.

Well 1 will have to be removed from service for an additional few days in mid-August to complete repairs to the water storage tank.

The RCMUD Board and Staff may have to implement a temporary water use curtailment plan to address so many customers watering landscape simultaneously while Well 1 is out of service.

Customers will be informed accordingly, prior to the water usage curtailment.

Background Information:

Given the system design, Well 1 has superior capability to support the entire system when Well 2 is down.

Currently there is no shortage of water available in the aquifers from which the RCMUD water wells draw water.  A distribution pressure problem occurs when operating on only Well 2, combined with the simultaneous heavy irrigation of landscaping during the early mornings.

Also, the high swings in water flow and pressure cause a primarily calcium based scale to flake off of pipes and give the water a brownish appearance.  This, in turn, causes the RCMUD operation crew to flush more water via the water hydrants. The flushing is normally done in the afternoons after the peak morning demands.

Greg Alexander
Interim General Manager


A public notice for all customers has been posted regarding a Bromate violation. See the notice by clicking here.

Rayburn Country Municipal Utility District’s April Board Meeting will be held on April 28, 2017 @ 9 am.

The Board voted April 3 to change the District’s monthly meeting date to the 4th Tuesday of the month beginning May 2017.

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Notice of Regular Meeting on April 3, 2017 at 1pm. Download the Agenda [PDF] here.

The scheduled Board of Directors meeting has been cancelled for 03/31/2017 at 9 a.m.

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The scheduled Board of Directors meeting has been cancelled for 03/21/2017.

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It is mandatory by the Texas Commission on Enviromental Quality (TCEQ) on a monthly basis to sample for bromate in the District's drinking water that is provided to you the customer. The results of the sample are also forwarded to the TCEQ in a timely manner.

However, the November sample was taken two days early on October 29, 2015 and submitted for lab analysis. The TCEQ considers the October 29 sample for the November period to be a violation of our sampling routine. The lab analysis was conducted during the month of November. TCEQ did not accept the sample taken on Oct 29th for the Nov 2015 mandatory test. Therefore, the District is now required to provide public notice to our customers of this violation.

All other samples and test results have been taken and submitted in a timely manner.

To download a PDF of the notification letter, please click here.

Boil Water NoticeSections 12, 22, 44 & the Point in Rayburn Country

Due to a line break in Section 12, a Boil Water Notice is being issued. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system to notify customers in Sections 12, 22, 44 & the Point of Rayburn Country to boil their water prior to consumption.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, water system officials will notify you.

If you have any questions regarding this matter you may contact: Greg Alexander 409-698-2352 / 409-594-6422 or Linda Powell 409-698-2523


The TTHM Violation Letter to Customers is available for download here: TTHM Violation Letter


Dispose of grease properlyFats, Oils, and Grease aren’t just bad for your arteries and your waistline, they’re bad for sewers to.

Sewer overflows and backups can cause health hazards, damage to home interiors, and threaten the environment.  An increasingly common cause of overflows is sewer pipes blocked by grease.  Grease gets into the sewer from household drains as well as from poorly maintained grease traps in restaurants and commercial establishments.