Billy George is the Deputy Director of Water and Wastewater Operations for the North Texas Municipal Water District. As Deputy Director, Billy is responsible for the daily operations of a wholesale regional water and wastewater utility serving over 2.1 million residents spanning a 2,200 square mile area. He oversees 405 employees and a combined operational budget of $308 million.
Billy joined the NTMWD in 2015 as the Assistant Deputy of Water Operations and led the operational startup of Bois d’Arc Lake, Texas’ first new major water supply reservoir in over 30 years and the accompanying 280 million gallons per day ultimate capacity Leonard Water Treatment Plant. Prior to joining NTMWD, he was the City Manager for the City of Sachse, Texas where he was responsible for all aspects of a full-service city of over 20,000 residents.
Billy graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and from The College of William and Mary with an MBA. In addition to being a licensed Professional Engineer, he is a Certified Public Manager.
Billy serves on the NCTCOG Regional Water Council and the National Waterways Conference Board. He has been awarded the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Preston Trail Chapter Young Engineer of the Year and Engineer of the Year awards and is a past president of the chapter.
Billy and his wife Karrie call Sachse, Texas home. They have two adult children attending Big 12 Conference universities. Billy is an avid camper and enjoys serving others through his church and faith-based organizations.
Organization Type: Political Subdivision of the State of Texas.
Water Supply: NTMWD owns and operates Bois d’Arc Lake, the East Fork Reuse Project, and Trinity River Main Stem Pump Station. Additional permitted supply and contract water are held in Lake Bonham, Lake Texoma (USACE), Jim Chapman Lake (USACE), the Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork system (Sabine River Authority), and numerous reuse permits.
Population Served: 2.1 million residents with a service area population expected to double in the next 50 years.
Water Users: Wholesale, treated water for cities, towns, water supply corporations, special utility districts and industrial users.
Total Storage Volume: Approximately 1.1 million acre-feet.
Key Issues/Challenges: Developing additional reliable water supplies, maximizing water supply potential from existing supplies, maintaining existing infrastructure, and advancing public water conservation behavior.