Customer Profile: Stephens Regional Special Utility District

Offering services to residents of a six-county area, the Stephens Regional Special Utility District serves an important role in providing safe, high-quality water to homes and businesses. The district serves 1,460 customers in a 776-square-mile area including Stephens, Palo Pinto, Eastland, Shackelford, Young and Throckmorton counties.

Based in Breckenridge, the district has made significant improvements in infrastructure over the past few years, thanks in part to financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board. Funding for Phase 1 allowed the district to build a one-million-gallon per day surface water treatment plant and install approximately 1,200 linear feet of transmission lines.

Stephens Regional SUD’s micro filter/reverse osmosis plant treats water that is obtained from the Brazos River Authority. SRSUD has a contract for 800-acre-feet of raw water from BRA. Previously, SRSUD purchased water from the City of Breckenridge, but today its primary source of water is Possum Kingdom Lake, said Leshia Brewster, general manager for the district.

Improvements to SRSUD’s infrastructure continue.

“Phase 2 of a planned three-phase improvement project is currently under construction,” Brewster said. “Phase 2 consists of Water Distribution System and Tank and Pump Station improvements. These improvements will improve service to existing areas and allow for future expansion. The planned final Phase 3 Water Distribution System Improvments will extend distribution lines and service where service is not currently available.”

SRSUD is committed to providing safe, high quality water services to their community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.

Stephens Regional SUD employs eight employees. For more information on the district, see their website at www.stephensregionalsud.com or call 254-559-6180.