At Rose Hill Special Utility District, our goal is to provide safe, clean, sparkling water to all of our residents!
Water is essential for the quality of life we enjoy in North Texas. Water helps insure public health and safety. It is necessary for growth and critical for businesses to operate. Rose Hill Special Utility District (RHSUD) serves 1490 connections with an estimated population of 4,470 customers. We purchase treated water from North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Please visit their web page at www.ntmwd.com for valuable consumer information.
Our average connection uses approximately 5,200 gallons a month and our per capita usage is 58 gallons per day. RHSUD services approximately 10 square miles and located between the City of Terrell and the City of Kaufman along FM 2578 and FM 987. Rose Hill SUD has been recognized by the State of Texas as a Superior Water System.
Getting water to our area requires a complex network of water lines, easements, storage and pumps. Rose Hill transports water from the NTMWD treatment plants (Lavon and Tawakoni) to a take point within the Rose Hill District boundaries, retreats the water with chloramines to meet State standards, pumps the water into elevated storage tanks to provide pressure and then distributes the water to individual meters. Also, the State requires that Rose Hill SUD oversee a cross connection plan to safe guard our drinking water. All of these elements are costs related to how much Rose Hill must charge you for the water that you receive. As a Special Utility District, we cannot levy property or sales taxes. Therefore, our only revenue is from water sales. The taxes or fees shown on your bill go directly to other entities that have taxing authority. A SUD is a nonprofit entity and all money collected is used for daily expenses or put into reserve fund to cover the cost of upgrades and new infrastructure. In order to cover our cost, we evaluate our rates annually and determine the base rate and per thousand gallons of water cost. Our rates are a graduating scale used to promote conversation by having higher rates for the more water used.