You may have noticed….
In November of 2015, the Northampton MUD (Municipal Utility District) began construction of Water Plant #3 on the east side of Gosling Road, about .25 miles south of W Rayford Rd. (behind the Shell station). In predicting the growth of the area, the Northampton MUD Board planned to have this plant online and running before demand on the other two plants would be impacted. The plant will be operational by the end of the year and will provide constant water pressure and increased capacity throughout the district.
Additional water for the District will be supplied by the new 1100 feet deep fresh water well that reaches the Evangeline Aquafer and has a capacity of providing 1300 gallons per minute.
It’s hard to miss the fact that the new plant features a 195-foot-tall water tower. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires an elevated storage tank (EST) for public water systems with more than 2,500 connections. The bowl at the top is 52 feet in diameter and holds 500,000 gallons of water.
Currently, the District has two water plants that contain 3 wells with three ground tanks, providing approximately 1.4 million gallons of water storage space. With the addition of the new EST, Northampton will have approximately 1.9 million gallons of storage space.
Our four water wells will provide the District with ground water for projected population increases and the EST provides gravity-supplied water pressure in case of dire emergencies. Each water plant, the wastewater treatment plant and all wastewater lift stations are equipped with their own electric generators powered by either diesel or natural gas engines that kick-in automatically if the CenterPoint power grid fails.