Cypress Hill MUD #1 (the District) provides water and wastewater service to nearly 3,700 customers, including approximately 3500 single family residences and about 40 commercial establishments.
The District’s water supply is groundwater pumped from three wells located at two water production facilities, both located within the boundaries of the District. The wells have a combined capacity of approximately 3,400 gpm (gallons per minute).
Water is pumped from the wells, disinfected with chlorine, and stored in ground storage tanks. As customer demand requires, water is pumped with booster pumps from the storage tanks into the distribution system to maintain adequate pressure. Combined, eight booster pumps at the two facilities have the capacity to provide 9,000 gpm (gallons per minute).
Both facilities have auxiliary power generators. These generators are designed to provide sufficient electricity in the event of commercial power failure.
Water Plant #2 was recently expanded, adding additional storage capacity. Water Plant #1 is currently undergoing major renovation to replace obsolete electrical switch gear, to replace booster pumps and increase pumping capacity, and to increase storage capacity.
The District also has interconnecting water lines (interconnects) to the neighboring District, Harris County MUD 391. These connections are normally closed; but can be used to provide water from one system to the other as needed.
All of the wastewater from the residents and businesses is discharged into the sanitary sewer collection system; which then flows by gravity and pumps to the wastewater treatment plant located near Cypress Rosehill Rd.
Currently this facility is treating about 550,000 gallons per day. Once treated, the plant effluent is disinfected and discharge into the county drainage ditch adjacent to the facility.
The quality of the discharged water is monitored on a daily basis, and must meet criteria established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
This facility was recently renovated and expanded. The designed treatment capacity was increased from 800,000 gallons per day to its current capacity of 990,000 gallons per day. This facility is also equipped with an auxiliary power generator to provide emergency electricity in the event of commercial power failure.