About Us

District Facts
• We operate a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis water treatment plant.
• Drawing from an abundant aquifer, we convert brackish groundwater into 6 million gallons of drinking water per day.
• Plans are in place to expand production by an additional 2 million gallons per day.
• The district encompasses about 91,000 acres in east El Paso County, primarily serving the Horizon City area.
• HRMUD was created by legislation in 1961 and converted to a municipal utility district in 1989.
• A five-member elected board governs the district:

2010 Board of Directors

(from left to right)
• Bob Jarvis
• Maureen Singleton
• Benny Davis
• Bonnie Moorhouse
• Florence K. Thomas

 

• The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recognizes the district as a Superior Water District.
We are a division of Severn Trent Environmental Services, Inc.

District Map
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New Administration Building
The staff and Directors of Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District have outgrown the current administration building at 1539 Pawling Drive due to the stupendous growth of Horizon City.

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Reverse Osmosis Facility
Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District obtains water from two separate well fields. The first is located in the desert and is comprised of nine wells that provide a combined pumping capacity of 735 gallons per minute of water that is pumped to Tank 3, chlorinated and sent into the distribution system. The second well field is located along Interstate 10 and is comprised of four wells that produce 4600 gallons of high total dissolved solids water that must be sent through the Reverse Osmosis Plant to render it potable.

All the water produced is stored in five on ground and three elevated storage tanks that together hold 4,400,000 gallons of potable water. The combination of booster pump stations and hydraulic pressure due to elevation then delivers this potable water to over 25,000 customers. The use of Reverse Osmosis filtration has allowed Horizon Regional Munincipal Utility District to obtain and keep a “Superior Water System” rating with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The sewage collection system is comprised of 14 lift stations and the associated pressure and gravity sewer mains that collect an average of 1.2 million gallons of sewage a day and transport it to the 1.5 million gallons per day Sewage Treatment Plant. The plant treats the influent and the resultant effluent is applied to the ground surface at the district’s irrigation fields. An average of 500,000 gallons a day is recycled for use as irrigation by the Emerald Springs Golf Course.

We are currently expanding our treatment plant with the addition of a new 1 million gallons of treatment which will be to a higher quality and will allow the effluent to be returned to the Rio Grande and be used to irrigate crops in Hudspeth County Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District operates a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis water treatment plant. It draws from an aquifer containing brackish groundwater. The treatment plant converts the groundwater into 6 million gallons of drinking water per day. Plans are in place to expand production by an additional 2 million gallons per day.

Mission Statement



It is the mission of the Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District to provide affordable, high quality drinking water and environmentally sound affordable wastewater treatment and disposal by planning, designing and operating the district facilities in an efficient fiscally responsible manner.

Affiliations
Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District is proudly affiliated with the following organizations:
Association of Water Board Directors
West Texas Regional Planning Group
Rio Grande Council of Governments