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Willow Park goes to STAGE 3

Willow Park goes to STAGE 3
Posted on 10/04/2018

WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS PAYING DIVIDENDS

 

 

Today the City of Willow Park announces it will be scaling back its water restrictions from Stage 4 to Stage 3 Water Restrictions.  Stage 3 Water Restrictions will allow for water customers to water 2 days per week, depending on their address. 

 

Citing recent improvements to the water system, Mayor Doyle Moss said that the City has met both its immediate and intermediate goals of addressing the water system issues.  Wells #14 and #15, which were replaced by the City of Willow Park last month are now online and producing up to 200,000 GPD.   This represents an additional 125,000 GPD to our water system.  Also, the City of Willow Park also signed an agreement with the City of Weatherford to provide an additional 200,000 GPD while the City of Willow Park makes improvements to their system. 

 

Other water system improvements that are still in the works, but not yet online are:

  • Drilling an additional 2 wells to the water system
  • Rehabilitation of at least 2 existing wells, which are expected to be completed by mid-October.  Preliminary testing indicates just one of these rehab wells will add 35,000 to 50,000 GPD to the system. 

 

City Manager Bryan Grimes said the biggest concern to be addressed is the water tower located at Fox Hunt Trial.  “That’s the biggest choke point in our system.  We actually have 3 systems that are interconnected, and the biggest issue is that water tower at Fox Hunt Trail.”  The water tower at Fox Hunt Trial has two wells that provides water.  Those two wells only produce a combined 30 gpm.  “Given the size of the tower, and the rate at which it can fill up, it takes 5 to 6 days to fill that tank.”  Grimes said.  Public Works Director Ramon Johnson added “We are constantly trying to move water to fill that tank and it puts a tremendous amount of stress on the remaining towers to not only meet its demand, but also supply Fox Hunt Trail.”  The new improvements to the system will address this “choke point” and should relieve the stress on the other towers. 

 

“Our goal is to have an ample supply of water to meet next summer’s water demands.”  Grimes said.  “We think we are taking the right steps to achieve that goal.”

 

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