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DISTRICT HISTORY

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.

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1955

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

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1961

Construction on Hubbard Creek Reservoir begins.

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1962

Hubbard Creek Reservoir Dam is completed.

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1970

Hubbard supply line completed.

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1985

Constructed the Albany Supply Line.

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1986

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

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1990

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.

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1992

District retires Reservoir bonds.

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2001

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

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2008

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

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2011

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

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2012

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

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2015

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.

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2015

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

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2016

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.

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2016

Hubbard Creek Reservoir reaches conservation level ending the record drought.