City taking control of Hilltop water
What started as a handshake agreement in the 1960s led the City of Teague Administrator Theresa Prasil to assume the role of researcher and connect the dots on established water lines in the Hilltop expansion.
“Just because we’re a municipality water system doesn’t mean that we only provide utilities inside the city limits,” Prasil said.
A Certificate of Convenience and Necessity gives a retail public utility the ability to provide water to places of need outside the corporate city limits, typically filed with the Texas Public Utility Commission. The certificate means an area, municipality or district has the right to utility service by an able provider.
The area is located off SH 84 on CR 866, roughly a mile and a half west of the corporate city limits. The Hilltop area has received water from the city since the agreement, intended to be administered through the Hilltop Water Board, which would charge a fee to maintain water lines outside the corporate city limits.
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