During the early drought years of the 1950’s, which set the “Drought of Record” standard for West Central Texas, the need for a new water source became evident to the leaders of what are now the four member cities, Abilene, Albany, Anson, and Breckenridge.  Following a vote by the citizens of each member city, the creation of the West Central Texas Municipal Water District (“the District”) was authorized.


West Central Texas Municipal Water District is created in March pursuant to HB407, 54th Legislature State of Texas.


Construction on Hubbard Creek Reservoir begins.


Hubbard Creek Reservoir Dam is completed.


Hubbard supply line completed.


Constructed the Albany Supply Line.


Constructed District's second (36-inch) Hubbard Creek supply line.


District begins property purchase of the land adjacent to Ivie Reservoir, for pump station. This pipeline project was subsequently developed by the City of Abilene.


District retires Reservoir bonds.


District assumes management and operation of Lytle Lake Water Control and Improvement District.


Hubbard Creek Reservoir enters the second phase of a record setting drought.


District terminates operation and management agreement with Lytle Lake Water Control and Improvement District.


District begins permitting the "Pump-Back" system for Hubbard Creek Reservoir to supply water to Anson, Albany and Breckenridge should the drought persist.


District executes the first of three agreements with the City of Abilene governing the transfer of assets, operation and maintenance of certain pumps, pipelines and storage tanks related to the Raw Water Roughing Facility.


Hubbard Creek Reservoir reaches a record low elevation of 1151.90 due to the record drought.


District executes an agreement with the Brazos River Authority for the purchase of the West Central Brazos Water Distribution System. The purchase adds 78 miles of pipeline to the District's system and provides access to water from Possum Kingdom Reservoir.


Hubbard Creek Reservoir reaches conservation level ending the record drought.

© 2020 West Central Texas Municipal Water District