In 1952, the citizens of Millsap came together with a common goal. The school and citizens needed more access to water than they presently had thru wells and run off. The leading citizens met and with much work, Millsap Water Works was created to serve the town of Millsap and Millsap School. The water supply treated its own water, and the business ran from several private locations for years.
In 1962, the water company incorporated. In 1976. Millsap Water Co., Inc filed for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. After all factors were reviewed and resolved, in 1979 a CCN was issued to the Millsap Water Company, Incorporated. In 1983, a new Non-Profit Water Supply Corporation began under our current name, Millsap Water Supply Corporation.
Operations, both technical and clerical, have come in many forms and locations over the years, from individuals’ homes to other businesses including the local hardware store. Sometime in the 1990’s, the water supply offices moved into the former location at 111 N.E. Front Street (which was the former U.S. Post Office). Eventually, this location was purchased by the water supply. Later, to provide storage for parts and workspace for operations, the building next door was purchased and reworked for this purpose.
In the late 1980’s, the demand for water had risen to the point the current source did not suffice. The Board of Directors started searching for alternatives. As a solution, the water supply began purchasing treated water from the City of Mineral Wells which is sourced from Lake Palo Pinto. The purchase of treated water began in 1986, however future demands required a new mainline from the City of Mineral Wells and thus began the planning for the new infrastructure. Grants and loans for the new infrastructure being approved, construction on the pipeline from a new connection with the City of Mineral Wells and a new intake at our now Pump Station (plant) #1 near the Palo Pinto/Parker County line began. In early 1990’s, the water began to flow through the newly completed infrastructure.
Since its formation, Millsap WSC has strived to provide safe, clean, sparkling water to our members and customers. It is our mission to provide safe, high quality water services to our community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.
In 2018, Millsap WSC was notified by our Parker County Commissioner, Larry Walden, that our buildings and property at 111 N.E. Front Street were in a location that was needed to rework FM113, reducing the curve as the road crossed Union Pacific’s Railroad Crossing going north on that road. We began the arduous task of locating a new location, with or without suitable facilities to replace the ones we were to give up. In the fall of 2018, a new location at 107 Fairview Road (our current location) was acquired and remodeled to replace our office. In December 2018, a new metal building was constructed to provide our Operations with storage and workspace. Our new facilities are a great improvement over the former facilities, and all our members and community should be pleased.