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Utilities

Electricity

Forney is served by three electric suppliers – Oncor, Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative (TVEC) and Farmers Electric Cooperative.  Oncor is the supplier for the proposed site at Gateway.  Each entity’s information is provided below.

Oncor

Oncor services the majority of Forney, including Downtown, the north side of U.S. Highway 80 and Gateway.  Oncor is the electric supplier for the deregulated market in the North Texas area, which allows businesses the ability to choose their provider.  Oncor has the ability custom deliver the anticipated electric load to the site.  There is a substation located on the west side of Forney, with plans for a future dual feed substation approximately eight miles east of Downtown Forney.  Depending on growth and development, Oncor will prioritize the building of their new substation contingent upon need.  Forney EDC Staff works closely with Oncor to ensure businesses are able to obtain the proper electric needs for their location.  For more information on electricity rates, please click here.

Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative (TVEC)

TVEC supplies electricity to the southern parts of Forney near Interstate 20 and areas around Forney High School.  TVEC can currently support up to 1-2 MW of load and has dual feed service available.  There is a substation located near Interstate 20 and Helms Trail.  Unlike Oncor, TVEC does not participate in the deregulated electricity market.  Forney EDC Staff works closely with TVEC to ensure businesses are able to obtain the proper electric needs for their location.

Farmers Electric Cooperative

Farmers supplies electricity to a small portion of Forney and Kaufman County along FM 548 north of Gateway.  Farmers does not participate in the deregulated electricity market.


Water

Forney has several different water suppliers.  The two largest, however, are the City of Forney and Talty SUD.  The City of Forney primarily serves areas west of FM 1641 and north of Melody Lane, including Downtown and the majority of the U.S. Highway 80 corridor.  Talty SUD primarily serves Gateway south of U.S. Highway 80 (including the proposed site), the Town of Talty and areas east of FM 741.  Talty SUD recently completed construction on a new 1 million gallon water tower in Gateway with upgraded 18” lines.
 
Other water providers in Forney include Markout WSC (south end of Forney and Interstate 20), High Point WSC (Gateway north of U.S. Highway 80 and FM 548 Corridor).


Wastewater

The City of Forney is the sole provider of sewer and carries the infrastructure throughout the City limits.


Natural Gas

Forney is served by two natural gas companies – Atmos Energy and CoServ.  CoServ is the provider for the proposed site at Gateway.  Each entity’s information is provided below.

Atmos Energy

Atmos serves the majority of Forney, including Downtown, most of the major subdivisions within City limits, as well as Devonshire MUD.

CoServ

CoServ provides natural gas to the eastern end of Forney, including Windmill Farms MUD and the north and south ends of Gateway. Currently, they are laying new 8” pipelines along the north and south ends of Gateway Boulevard.


Fiber Optics

Forney is rich in fiber infrastructure.  There are three providers in Forney that are able to provide fiber infrastructure to sites throughout the City.  Contact the Forney EDC Office for more information on fiber optics.  The three companies are listed below:

AT&T

AT&T has fiber optics throughout the City and are able to extend fiber to commercial sites at no cost to the business.

Suddenlink

Suddenlink has a network of fiber throughout the City and are able to extend it to commercial sites.

Zayo

Zayo’s fiber footprint is growing throughout Forney. Currently, they have fiber optics along the U.S. Highway 80 corridor and are constructing along FM 460 north of U.S. Highway 80.

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