The Authority owns and operates the Holmwood Utilities (“The Utility” or HMU), a retail water and sewer utility located west of the City of Jasper. HMU was originally constructed as an Individually Owned Utility (IOU), serving about a dozen homes in the newly built Holmwood Subdivision. The Utility includes water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems.  

Water

The water distribution system was originally built in the early 1960s. Over the years, it began to grow, placing more demand on the water system than it was capable of producing. During the mid-90s, coping with failing facilities, regulatory pressure and enforcement, and deteriorating health, the owner eventually worked out an agreement with the Authority to purchase The Utility and all of its assets.

Since then, ANRA has initiated and completed two major capital improvement projects to expand the capacity, now capable of producing, treating, and distributing water for up to 250 homes. These improvements support the continued growing demand in the area.

HMU utilizes a remote monitoring system that monitors water pressure, ground storage tank levels, and electrical power at the water treatment plant.

Wastewater

Since the early days of the Utility’s existence, the wastewater treatment system consisted of five unlined and unpermitted ponds that treated wastewater, which was then discharged into a drainage ditch beside the facility.

The Utility was placed under formal enforcement proceedings by the TCEQ because it didn’t have a surface water discharge permit, nor could it meet standard effluent discharge limits.

With the 1996 purchase by the Authority, a compliance agreement was made with the TCEQ to suspend enforcement action, pending the construction of a new wastewater treatment system. In the interim, local residents helped secure an agreement with the City of Jasper for wholesale wastewater treatment services.

In 2000, Holmwood Utilities and the City of Jasper completed the construction of a lift station and force-main from the Holmwood subdivision to the City of Jasper.  Now, the wastewater from the subdivision is collected by the Utility and then transmitted to the City of Jasper for treatment, under the terms of an Interlocal Agreement.

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History

1960s

Holmwood Utilities started out as an Individually Owned Utility (IOU)

1996

ANRA closed on the acquisition of Holmwood Utilities

1998

The Authority began construction on a new water treatment plant.

2000

Construction was completed on a new lift station and forced main.

2009

A construction project was initiated to increase the capacity of the water treatment plant.

2022

A sanitary sewer trunk line serving Alley No. 7 was replaced. 

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2023

Installation of a new automated water meter reading system was completed. The water treatment plant was retrofitted with a permanently mounted generator and a new electronic control system.

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Public Notices

Boil Water Notice (Aug 24, 2022)

To: Holmwood Utilities Customers (Public Water System ID # 1210020) Subject: BOIL WATER NOTIFICATION Due to low water pressures resulting from a water main break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Holmwood Utilities public water system (PWS ID Number 1210020) to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making...

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Scheduled Repair Activities (July 14, 2022)

Notice of upcoming Holmwood Utilities repair activities: ANRA personnel will be working on a scheduled construction activity on 7/14/2022 to repair a water leak located near Birch St between Oakwood Dr and Lake Dr. During this time, you may temporarily experience lower than normal water pressures. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we make these repairs. If you have any questions, please contact us: 1-800-282-5634 info@anra.org

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Scheduled Repair Activities Update (June 7, 2022, 8pm)

The leak has been repaired. Crews are now flushing all the lines. Boil water notice remains in effect until the water has been tested. Obviously this repair took longer than we anticipated. We appreciate your patience and understanding as our crews worked into the evening on this repair. If you have any questions, please contact us: 1-800-282-5634 info@anra.org

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Scheduled Repair Activities (June 7, 2022)

Notice of upcoming Holmwood Utilities repair activities: ANRA staff has been made aware of a severe leak on a water main in the Holmwood subdivision and will be working on the repair on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. During this time, Holmwood Utilities customers may experience temporary lower than normal water pressures. We apologize for any inconvenience. Another notification will be provided when the repairs are complete. If you have any questions, please contact us: 1-800-282-5634 info@anra.org

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Boil Water Notice (June 7, 2022)

To: Holmwood Utilities Customers (Public Water System ID # 1210020) Subject: BOIL WATER NOTIFICATION Due to low water pressures resulting from a water main leak, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Holmwood Utilities public water system (PWS ID Number 1210020) to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making...

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