Drinking Water System
BMID is also your potable water purveyor. We own, operate, and maintain the drinking (potable) water system. Currently the District serves over 850 homes (approximately 1,800 people) in the greater Rancho Reata area. The source of our drinking water is from two deep wells (905’ & 645’) that are located in the immediate area. The original water system was installed at the same time as the original irrigation system in 1976. BMID purchased the system from the El Rancho Water Company in May 1995. At that time, there were approximately 425 homes in the District service area. District personnel monitor the system daily for proper operation. Routine bacteriological tests are taken twice monthly and residual chlorine samples are taken randomly 5 days per week. In addition, numerous other water quality tests are taken as described in the annual Consumer Confidence Report. Our domestic water system also provides the necessary fire protection water to the homes in the area.