Bastrop County MUD No. 1 Letter to residents and property owners
Welcome to Bastrop County Municipal Utility District No. 1
The District is a local government and was created as Bastrop County Municipal Utility District No. 1 by order of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, dated July 25, 1999, and by a confirmation election held within the District on August 14, 1999. The District operates as a municipal utility district pursuant to the provisions of Article XVI, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution and Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code and other general laws of the State of Texas applicable to municipal utility districts.
The District is located entirely within Bastrop County, Texas and outside the extra-territorial jurisdiction of any city, including the City of Bastrop. The District contains approximately 702 acres of land adjacent to the Colorado River and is located approximately five miles southeast of the business district of the City of Bastrop, Texas. Access to the community is by McAllister Road, off State Highway 71 (“SH 71”). The District is situated approximately 35 miles southeast of Austin’s Central Business District and 25 miles southeast of Austin-Bergstrom Airport. Access to Austin is provided by SH 71.
The District is empowered, among other things, to purchase, construct, operate and maintain all works, improvements, facilities and plants necessary for the supply and distribution of water and the collection, transportation, and treatment of wastewater. The District is authorized to issue certain types of indebtedness to purchase or construct its facilities. The District does not provide drainage facilities and does not provide solid waste collection and disposal services or fire protection services. The District’s roads are owned and maintained by Bastrop County.
The District’s source of water is groundwater from Aqua Water Supply Corporation pursuant to a Large Volume Service Agreement. Wastewater treatment for the District is provided by the District’s wastewater treatment plant.
The land development project within the District is known as ColoVista, which is a golf course community with an 18-hole championship golf course that opened in 1997. In addition to the golf course, the ColoVista community includes a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, vacation cottages and social areas. The District does not own, operate or maintain the ColoVista golf course, its irrigation system and related facilities or the other amenities. This District includes approximately 141 acres that have been developed into 211 single family lots and 3.50 acres that have been developed for town homes.