Service providers include Pedernales Electric Coop and Verizon Telephone Company with the local calling areas being Johnson City, Blanco, and Round Mountain. There are five local television channels without cable. There are several satellite providers in Johnson City. Cable television is by Charter Communications, which has 100+ channels.
Private water wells with septic sewage treatment facilities are the responsibility of each property owner. Some tracts already have existing wells drilled and tested. This was done to verify water quality in the area before platting the subdivision with the County to determine the availability of water for the entire subdivision. Most governments require that a well produce three-tenths gallons per minute (GPM) for normal residential use. Our test wells produced nine to 15 GPM. Good water in this area is usually found at depths of 200 to 700 feet in the Ellenburger Aquifer.
On tracts without an existing well, the purchase price of each lot includes an allowance of $4,000 for drilling a well (this is for a 400-foot deep well computed at $10/foot). Lake on Flat Creek’s drilling contractor, L & L Drilling—(830)868-7427, will perform the service up to three years from date of closing. If the well is deeper than 400 feet, the buyer will pay L & L for the cost of a deeper well. Pump and completion costs are the buyer’s responsibility. Completion cost depends on how many gallons per minute the buyer wants, estimated to cost from $3,500 to $4,500 depending on if the residence has a yard sprinkler system. If the buyer does not want a well on his or her property — no remuneration will be credited back to the buyer since L & L has already been paid to perform this service.
The property’s hydrology analysis was prepared by Marshall Jennings, P.E., P.H.—(512) 858-4155. If interested, this report may be reviewed at City Hall or our offices.