For more than 80 years, the Tarrant Regional Water District has provided quality water to its customers, implemented vital flood control measures and created recreational opportunities for Tarrant County residents and communities.
Led by a publicly elected five-member board, the Water District owns and operates four major reservoirs including Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake and the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers Reservoirs. TRWD has also constructed more than 150 miles of water pipelines, 27 miles of floodway levees, more than 40 miles of Trinity River Trails and a 260 acre wetland water reuse project designed to increase future water supplies for the area.
As one of the largest raw water suppliers in the state of Texas, TRWD provides water to more than 1.7 million people in the North Central Texas area. TRWD serves more than 30 wholesale customers including the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield and the Trinity River Authority. Operations span an 11-county area reaching
from Jack County to Freestone County and include maintenance of dams at the Water District’s four reservoirs as well as the more than 150 miles of pipeline used for water transport.
This highly efficient pipeline system transports water from our East Texas reservoirs, Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers, to Fort Worth’s Rolling Hills Water Treatment Plant, Lake Benbrook and Eagle Mountain Lake in Tarrant County. One of TRWD’s primary functions is to manage an extensive flood control system in Tarrant County. Featuring more than 27 miles of floodway levees designed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, this system provides vital flood protection to area residents along the West and Clear Forks of the Trinity River. During heavy rainfall events, a team of Water District engineers uses a network of stream gauges to monitor and analyze river and stream flows. Our engineers’ experience and expertise in such situations helps minimize the impact of heavy rainfall on the river and surrounding areas. They also work closely with other organizations, such as the National Weather Service, to gather data and provide information to the public during emergency situations.
Although water supply and flood control remain the Water District’s top priorities, lakes and floodway levees provide excellent recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the area. The floodway’s Trinity River Trails offer users a safe and scenic venue to walk, run, cycle and ride horses.