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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.  An additional substation is located 4 miles east of the Gateway development.  There is only one property owner between the substation and the Gateway.  Forney EDC Staff are currently working on an electric easement to access the Gateway property.  Dual feed service from this substation is possible.  Depending on growth and development, Oncor will prioritize the building of a new substation contingent upon projected load.  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.  As a member of the North Texas Municipal Water District, Forney has a water supply availability of 52 MGD, with a 30" transmission line running parallel to the Union Pacific railroad.  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) and Forney Lake WSC (west side of Forney and Travis Ranch MUD).


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 three natural gas companies – Atmos Energy, CoServ and Si Energy.  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. There is an existing 8” poly line running along the north and south ends of Gateway Boulevard.  This line can be upsized, if needed.

Si Energy

Si Energy provides natural gas to the western side of Forney, mainly along the FM 460 corridor, north of US Highway 80.


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.

OneRing Networks

OneRing Networks provides both fiber optics and fixed wireless services to commercial sites around Forney.

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.

  •     “The community is real supportive of new business coming in. The city itself has great ideas on what’s coming ahead. I would advise anyone to look at moving into the Forney area.
    - Patrick McCrea
    Owner, Doe Belly’s Catfish Café
  •     Working with the City of Forney has been a pleasure. The City’s proactive response to any problem Steve Silver Company has encountered is refreshing. Glad to call Forney our home.
    - Jud Preskitt
    Vice President, Steve Silver Company
  •     Smurfit Kappa’s Forney Mill has been operating in Forney for over forty years.  Forney is a great place to do business with an excellent, well-educated workforce and a supportive, forward-thinking city government.
    - Dave Nelson
    Vice President of Paper Operations, Smurfit Kappa North America
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    - Holly Dempsey
    COO, OGW, LLC