The Prairie Grove Water Supply Corporation (WSC) is a rural water system, located approximately 0.5 miles east of the City of Diboll. Its service area extends east along FM 1818 for approximately 5 miles.

The WSC was created in 1965 to serve the Prairie Grove community, and over time, the community grew, as did the WSC. However, like many small, rural water systems, the WSC struggled to maintain its infrastructure and meet the increasing regulatory demands for water treatment. With no support staff or funding to repair the failing infrastructure, the WSC was unable to keep the system in compliance with state and federal regulations. As a result, the WSC had been subject to dozens of violations and ongoing enforcement actions. 

On September 24, 2020, the WSC and the Authority entered into an operations and management agreement. As part of that agreement, the Authority began managing the affairs of the WSC, including all operational aspects of the water system. 

After a unanimous vote by Prairie Grove’s voting membership, on November 23, 2020, the Authority formally began the process to acquire the WSC, confirming the community’s desire for a more stable and reliable water system. 

After a 22-month regulatory process, the Authority completed the acquisition process with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC). In July 2022, Prairie Grove WSC officially joined the Authority’s family of utilities, under the new name Prairie Grove Utilities.

Since that time, the Authority has restored the system to a stable operational state, with plans underway to further increase water quantity and quality, as well as upgrading water distribution lines to meet demands for this growing community.

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Reports & Downloads

August 2020

The Authority submitted merger offer letter to Prairie Grove WSC

September 2020

The Authority & the WSC entered into an agreement for operations and management services

September 2020

Prairie Grove Board approved a Resolution recommending Transfer and Dissolution of the WSC

October 2020

The Authority's Board approved Resolution Supporting Transfer of Property and Assets of the WSC to the Authority

November 2020

Prairie Grove members unanimously voted to approve the Authority to acquire the WSC

December 2020

The Authority submitted the Sale, Transfer or Merger application to the PUC

April 2022

The PUC issued and Order for the Authority to close on the assets of the WSC

July 2022

The PUC issued an Order transferring the CCN to the Authority

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Public Notices

Notices of Non-Compliance with TCEQ Requirements (Sept 28, 2022)

The following customer notices are required by the TCEQ as a result of the non-compliances associated with Disinfection Byproducts Monitoring. These customer notices have also been mailed directly to every active water customer of the utility. Customer Notice – TTHM Violations 2022-09-28

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded (September 3, 2022)

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the Prairie Grove Utilities public water system (PWS ID Number 0030027) to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Prairie Grove Utilities has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by Prairie Grove Utilities used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and...

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Boil Water Notice Issued (Sept 1, 2022)

September 1, 2022 To: Prairie Grove Utilities Customers (Public Water System ID # 0030027) Subject: BOIL WATER NOTIFICATION Due to water main break that resulted in low water pressures, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Prairie Grove Utilities public water system (PWS ID Number 0030027) 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...

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Emergency Operations Update (August 5, 2022)

On the evening of Thursday, August 4, 2022, operations staff noticed a very high demand on the water system. Staff was again forced to again partially close the water distribution valves to slow down water use but the level of the water storage tanks continues to decrease. Staff is searching the system for leaks but has not been able to find the source of the high water use. Please be advised that the Prairie Grove water system is still under Stage 5 drought conditions. All water customers are required to conserve water and all outdoor water use is prohibited. A...

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded (July 29, 2022)

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the Prairie Grove Utilities public water system (PWS ID Number 0030027) to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Prairie Grove Utilities has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by Prairie Grove Utilities used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and...

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