Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth

Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Action
Granting of Utility Easement - Palo Pinto County
Public Water Line - Possum Kingdom State Park
November 6, 2008

I. Executive Summary: Staff recommends granting an easement to Possum Kingdom Water Supply Corporation (PKWSC) for a utility corridor and facilities pads to provide water to Possum Kingdom State Park and adjacent landowners.

II. Discussion: The current Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) water supply system for Possum Kingdom State Park (PKSP) does not meet Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards. Staff has been working for years with the Possum Kingdom Water Supply Corporation to design infrastructure for the delivery of water to PKSP and a number of downstream customers. That infrastructure is now designed, and construction on the new water system is scheduled to begin in the near future.

Staff recommends granting of the requisite easement for a 6" water main to cross the park, along with sites for a 60,000 gallon water storage tank and pump station, in exchange for construction of said facilities and spur lines to provide water to existing park facilities at no cost to TPWD. Staff is working with PKWSC on minimizing impacts to the park and negotiating rates to be in effect for the delivery of water to PKSP once the infrastructure is constructed and operational.

III. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"The Executive Director is authorized to take all necessary steps to negotiate terms and conditions for the granting of an easement to the Possum Kingdom Water Supply Corporation to result in the delivery of water to Possum Kingdom State Park."

Attachments - 3

  1. Exhibit A - Locator Map
  2. Exhibit B - Vicinity Map
  3. Exhibit C - Site Map

Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Exhibit A

Location Map - Palo Pinto County

Location of Palo Pinto County in relation to the State of Texas

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Ted Hollingsworth.


Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map for Possum Kingdom State Park

Location of Possum Kingdom State Park in relation to Lake Mineral Wells and Fort Richardson SP/SHS, Fort Worth, TX

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Ted Hollingsworth.


Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Exhibit C

Site Map for Possum Kingdom State Park Showing Water Infrastructure

Location of Possum Kingdom State Park in relation to water infrastructure

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Ted Hollingsworth.


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