In the Josey Estates, I believe it is, there is "co-op" water. Please, explain the "pros and cons" of this.

Asked by Possie, 98377 Sat Jun 7, 2008

I'm planning to move back to TX. I like this area of Red Oak. The reason this seems a problem to me is that in the area in WA, where I live, "co-op" water means that one family owns the well and the neighbors share it. I just don't want to get involved in the dynamics of this.

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Dan Lobb, Agent, Waxahachie, TX
Tue Mar 30, 2010
In Texas co-op means that you become a member of the co-op, which means you become an owner of the company. It works like a mutual insurance company (ex. State Farm), you pay a water bill based on usage, but the co-op will return money to the co-op members if there is a surplus over the needs of the company. There are some small water co-ops, but I have found many listings confused and S.U.D. with a co-op. In this area, co-ops often serve only a very local area a few streets close together.

Red Oak is primarily served by Red Oak City Water or Rocket Water SUD. The latter is a special utility district. It is not owned by a government, nor by the users. In practice it works like water companies you will be familiar with in other areas.

I believe that you are referring to Josey Acres in Red Oak. Both of the above serve parts of Josey Acres. I've included the websites for Red Oak Water Dept.… and for Rockett Water below.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sat Jun 7, 2008
If you feel that you are unconfortable with the co-op water perhaps I can assist in locating a home (rental or sale) without shared water. Contact my office if we can assist 972-699-9111
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