The Benbrook Water Authority is an independent water district created by the Texas legislature in 1955 for the sole purpose of providing the people of Benbrook, Texas with water and sanitary sewer service. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
Benbrook Water Authority
1121 Mercedes Street
Benbrook, Texas 76126
Office: (817) 249-1250
Fax: (817) 249- 6965
HOURS OF OPERATION:
M-Th 8-6, Fri 8-5
BWA has received a few calls about its drinking water having a musty taste and odor. Please be assured that the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes, even though it has an earthy smell and taste. The naturally-occurring organic compound responsible for the earthy taste and odor is geosmin. Geosmin is produced by bacteria in soil and algae found in surface water. Cold temperatures kill off the algae in surface water and the dead algae release the geosmin.
Customers may improve the taste of their drinking water by refrigerating the water in an open container, or adding a slice of lemon or lime.January 15, 2015
The BWA Board of Directors adopted an updated Drought Contingency Plan and Emergency Water Management Plan at a special meeting on April 29, 2014. The Plan outlines actions BWA will take to insure adequate water is available for the safety and health of all Benbrook consumers caused by water supply limitations. Potential supply limitations include a limited water supply, possible contamination, delivery system limitations and required system repairs. The Plan outlines three water restriction stages and lists the triggers, use reduction goals, and water use reduction actions to be taken for each stage. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires the plan to be reviewed at least every five years. The next planned update will be by May 1, 2019. BWA Drought Contingency and Emergency Mgmt Plan Update Adopted April 29, 2014May 1, 2014
The Well Registration Form for the Northern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District can be found here.December 15, 2013
Above-ground backflow preventers are subject to freezing during continuous temperatures below 32 degrees. Here are a few things you can do to protect them from damage:
RPZ and PVB assemblies have an isolation valve before the assembly. Locate this valve and turn it off.
- Take the caps off of the test cocks and open them. This will drain water out of the assembly.
- Insulate piping and cover entire assembly.
Some methods of insulation are special pouches which can be purchased from irrigation supply companies or wrapping old newspaper around piping and securing with tape. Plastic covers can also be purchased from irrigation supply companies, or a plastic trash can will work, as well.
If you have any questions, please contact Robert Brown at 817.249.1250.December 15, 2013
You can now sign up to have your water bill automatically drafted from a credit card each month. Login to the online account center and select “Register for Additional Services” from the drop-down menu to get started.November 26, 2013