About Us & History

At Frognot Water Supply Corporation, our goal is to provide safe, clean, sparkling water to all of our residents!

Frognot WSC was incorporated on December 22, 1965 for the sole purpose of providing water to the rural area of Blue Ridge, Texas from the Woodbine Aquifer.  Our system consists of three wells and over 68 miles of water line and includes 147 square miles of service area in the Blackland Prairie.

AND THE STORY GOES...
The Frognot Water Supply Corporation was created when the local farmers and ranchers met in the Dixon General Store in the Frognot Community October 1965.  Prior to this time, the Frognotters collected water from cisterns and wells.  On December 22, 1965, the Frognot Water Supply Corporation was incorporated to provide safe, portable water to members who reside in the rural, unincorporated area near Blue Ridge, Texas.  One hundred and four meters were needed for the water system.  A total of 107 were purchased including 38 meters which were purchased by 17 people to insure the creation of the Frognot Water Supply Corporation.  Truman Webb was the first General Manager (1965-July 1987).  Robert Todd became the second General Manager in August 1987 and continues to serve.

When the system was first installed, Mary Hall of Garland, Texas painted the first frog on the big tank for the Frognot Water Supply corporation as a public service.  Mrs. Hall, who was very brave, got on a scaffold and painted a bright green man-size portrait of a frog sitting on a toadstool or a mushroom. The grog on the tank looked like a cross between a tree frog, a leopard frog and a lizard which was a frog of rather unconventional appearance.  It appeared that Mrs. Hall wanted the frog to have as much life as the community.  Her painting stayed on the tank until it rusted and was repainted in 1974.  In 2000, matt Alderson, who was fourteen at the time, sketched a frog which was selected by the board to serve as the FWSC logo; he too got on a scaffold and painted the frog on the water tanks.  His sketching of the frog has become a symbol for Frognot and adorns each of the three tanks that pump water from the Woodbine Aquifer.

The water from the Woodbine Aquifer provides water for the rural area of Blue Ridge, Texas.  The system consists of three wells and over 70 miles of water line and includes 147 square miles of service to 583 customers in the small communities of Frognot, Arnold, Bethlehem, Fayburg, Jamestown, Moreland and Pike.

 

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality governs how we operate the water system.

 


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