North Texas Municipal Water District presents sewer transfer pipeline project in McKinney

The North Texas Municipal Water District is gearing up for a 6-mile project through McKinney. (Illustration courtesy NTMWD)
The North Texas Municipal Water District is gearing up for a 6-mile project through McKinney. (Illustration courtesy NTMWD)

The North Texas Municipal Water District is gearing up for a 6-mile project through McKinney. (Illustration courtesy NTMWD)

The North Texas Municipal Water District held a virtual information meeting Sept. 3 about a 6.4-mile project along the Wilson Creek corridor. The project would extend from south of SH 380 and Ridge Road to the Wilson Creek Lift Station near the former McKinney landfill.

The water district’s service area is seeing “significant growth,” officials said, and in order to meet the service demands of the community, a new transfer sewer pipeline is needed through McKinney up toward Prosper. The sewer transfer pipeline project will serve the long-term needs of McKinney and avoid future projects in the Wilson Creek corridor while also restoring existing city sewer capacity for McKinney, officials said during the Sept, 3 presentation.

The project is currently in the design phase, but construction is slated to start spring 2021 and finish in fall 2023.

The first phase of the project will launch in spring 2021. The project will move through the former golf course off Eldorado Parkway and skirt the edge of the residences of Barranca Way.

Officials said they are expecting “minimal impact” to this neighborhood while “avoiding major traffic disruptions along Eldorado Parkway.”


Questions about the project can be submitted to [email protected].

The presentation can be seen here, and the project page is located here.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.