Welcome To The City of Hackberry
In 1983 Hackberry was incorporated. During that time we had poor roads, poor water supply and failing septic systems through out the city. In 1987 the first official Hackberry City Hall was constructed by city leaders and citizens. The materials and labor were donated by Danny and Jean Buckalew, Brenda Lewallen, Arlene Ranegar, Jerry Davis, Bill Quakenbush, Ike Turner, Andy and Nancy Shores, Donna Draper, Greg and Gracie Mattocks, Gene Brown, Teri Brouillette, Pat Daniels, and many others that City records do not reflect.
Our second City Hall was purchased in 1994. The City of Hackberry moved into their new City Hall May 2012. As of current, we have seen a new water system, new sewer systems, road improvements and much more. We now supply water and sewer to over 1000 customers. The City plans to have all the roads resurfaced in the near future.
As the City grows, there will be more improvements to our community with new homes, roads, and upgrades to the water system and wastewater plant.
So come join the City of Hackberry as we continue to flourish and grow.
est. population inside City limits as of 2013: 998
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has scheduled a chlorine maintenance that will be conducted on the NTMWD Wylie, Tawakoni, and Bonham water transmission systems and customers’ distribution systems for the 28-day period of March 15, 2017 through April 10, 2017. Annually, NTMWD performs chlorine maintenance prior to the warm months of the year.
Why does the NTMWD perform chlorine maintenance?
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) allows water suppliers to perform chlorine maintenance to help reduce the need to flush systems in order to maintain chloramine residuals (required by TCEQ) during the warm weather. The flushing of water lines during warm weather periods helps to maintains water quality to ensure the water supply is safe for human use and consumption. By performing this chlorine maintenance, NTMWD can help other water suppliers save water by reducing the need to flush the lines.
What are Chloramines?
NTMWD uses chloramines, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, to provide the disinfectant residual in the transmission and distribution systems as required by TCEQ. Chlorine is our standard secondary disinfection treatment, but the addition of ammonia helps the chlorine to last longer as water travels through miles of pipelines and into water storage tanks. During the chlorine maintenance period, the disinfection residual consists of chlorine alone without the ammonia.
Why do water suppliers flush water, typically from the fire hydrants, during warm weather periods?
Water providers must maintain water quality that is safe to drink and use. Warmer temperatures can cause the disinfectant concentration to decrease and become less safe to drink. If water tests indicate the disinfectant concentration has dissipated to levels that would affect water quality, water suppliers will flush the water within the pipes so that water with a higher level of disinfectant is present.
Does this process affect drinking water quality?
Chlorine maintenance does not have a negative effect on water quality; the water remains safe for use and consumption. People who are sensitive to taste or odor changes in the water might notice a stronger smell or taste of chlorine during this maintenance period. While water may take on a slightly different taste or smell, the odor and palatability change does not alter the quality
NTMWD continuously monitors water quality to ensure it meets or exceeds state and federal standards
• NTMWD conducts water quality tests on more than 250,000 samples per year.
• NTMWD monitors and tests the water coming into our supply and the treated water leaving our facilities for delivery.
• NTMWD Member Cities and Customers monitor and test the water they store and deliver to residents and businesses.
• NTMWD publishes monthly and annual water quality reports: https://www.ntmwd.com/water-quality/
Is the chlorine maintenance being conducted as a response to the Flint, Michigan water supply issue?
No, there are no lead pipes in the NTMWD water system. However, some older homes may still have lead pipes or lead-based solder that could leach lead into their water under certain conditions.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
If you have any questions regarding this maintenance, please contact:
Water Resource Program and Public Education Manager 972-442-5405 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Water System Manager
TO ALL PARENTS OF HACKBERRY ELEMENTARY
Residents Need To Know
Hackberry, Hidden Cove
and Rivendale Residents.
Schools are Little Elm ISD.
You do not live in Frisco!
You have a Frisco Mailing address only. (see City, Hidden Cove, The Shores, Rivendale general information page.)
Dog Owner's In City of Hackberry
All dogs must be registered, regardless if indoor or outdoor dogs. Call and register with All American Dogs at 972-382-3647.
After the Tornadoes that went thru Lewisville and The Colony last week(march 8,2016) this picture landed in a yard in the City of Hackberry. If you know this person or the family member we have the picture at City Hall.