Sharyland WSC Unveils New Water Plant
On January 19, 2016 Sharyland WSC held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially announce the opening of its 3rd Water
Treatment Plant located at Los Ebanos Road and 6 Mile Line.
This facility is a testament to the vision and dedication of the board members who have served our community and
have planned for the future.
We are excited that with this new production capacity Sharyland Water Supply will be able to provide improved water
service across our entire water system. This will also enhance our ability to serve the Texas A&M Campus and Tres
Lagos Community as well as all other new growth in the area.
During 2010 to 2013, we built a two million gallon ground storage tank, a high service building (with pumps and motors),
a raw water delivery line (from the United Irrigation District Canal), and a 48 million gallon raw water reservoir for
a total cost of just over 8.3 million dollars financed by Sharyland WSC reserve funds. Other expenses, to prepare for
future needs, included $3.2 million dollars worth of water rights as well as $750,000 for water line improvements.
Construction of the 8 million gallon per day water plant began in October of 2013, finished in October 2015, and contains
many of the latest technologies in water treatment processes. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding was
used for this portion of the project.
Designed by Randy Winston, P.E., of the engineering firm of Sigler, Winston and Greenwood, Plant No. 3 can serve
9,258 connections for homes and businesses within the Sharyland WSC service area. This is the equivalent of a
population of 27,775 people.
Brian Macmanus, Board Secretary of Texas Rural Water Association spoke to those attending the Ceremony.
"Sharyland Water Supply Corporation is one of the largest and most respected non-profit water supply corporations in
the state. The leadership of Sharyland Water Supply Corporation recognizes the potential for growth, the
responsibility to be ready for that growth and the reality of implementing a plan and building infrastructure for
that oncoming growth," Macmanus said.
There are so many people to thank for helping to make this water treatment facility a reality. First, our thanks
to our current and past Board of Directors for their love of community and their vision for the future. We also
want to thank all of the Sharyland WSC employees who contributed during the process and used their knowledge and
experience to make this facility "top notch".
"Thank you" Randy Winston, Joe Winston, Alfonzo Gonzalez, and all the talented people at Sigler, Winston and Greenwood
Engineering Firm, for their excellent work on the plant design. And a big "thank you" also goes to R.P. Constructors,
for an excellent job in the construction of this project.
We'd also like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to our friends at USDA. Roel Gomez, Elizabeth Garza, Elena
Silva, and Gloria Reyes worked with us from beginning to end.
A project like this requires a great deal of planning over a long period of time, and many people contributed over the
life of the project. Some have now moved on, some have passed on and others continue to be involved. To all of you —
our heartfelt thanks!
Since its beginning in the 1960's, Sharyland WSC has grown significantly from its original 700 applicants, and remains
committed to providing safe, clean, quality drinking water to our more than 17,000 customers.
We will continue to plan for the future and protect the interests of our water customers and our water system. Ensuring
access to quality drinking water for current and future customers is a priority for us. We are proud to be a part of
this community and proud to serve your water needs.