About The Water System
Most of the water system was installed by the original developers in 1998-2000. The main assets are:
- 4 wells
- 100,000 gallon ground storage tank
- 4,000 gallon pressure tank
- Approximately 15 miles of 2”-8” PVC piping
- Various pumps, valves, pressure reducers
The system is split into the “pressure” side and the “gravity” side. The pressure side provides water to the homes along the top of the hills and the gravity side to the homes in the valleys below. The four planes in the water system are separated by pressure reducers and all the water lines are “looped” so water is equalized throughout the system. Bill Hiers can provide more technical details to those interested.
The high quality water comes from Trinity Aquifer and is border line moderate / hard (11 gr/gal). If you install an tankless water heater, we recommend you also install a water softener. Otherwise a water softener is a personal preference. Since we are surrounded by the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, and there are few competing wells, we should have a reliable source of water for many future years. We have been monitoring the aquifer level since August 2013.