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We want to hear from YOU

September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A public meeting will be held from 6-8pm Monday, September 11, to discuss the development of the Richland-Chambers Watershed Protection Plan at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce (108 Chamber of Commerce Dr, Ennis, Texas 75120).
The agenda will include discussions of project and water quality goals, data availability, updates on nutrient load estimates and economic analysis, and a […]

Curious about geocaching? Learn more about TRWD’s adventure.

August 30th, 2017|News, Recreation|

As you trek along the Trinity Trails you might stumble across some Fort Worth favorites, such as the Airfield Falls Trailhead & Conservation Park, Clearfork Food Park, and Coyote Drive-In. While these are prime destinations for our trail users, some adventurers prefer to seek out different kinds of hidden gems, which are […]

TRWD Sends Second Boat Team to Houston

August 29th, 2017|General, News|

With many people still stranded in dangerous flood waters, we have sent a second boat team and our mobile command center to the Houston area to assist with emergency rescue operations. Please continue to keep the people of Houston and Southeast Texas, as well as our brave first responders and employees, in your thoughts as […]

26 Days Until the 26th Annual Trinity Trash Bash!

August 21st, 2017|Floodway, General, News, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Water Quality|

Trash Bash is coming up again! We’re looking to keep our records strong with this highly-anticipated cleanup. In an effort to keep evolving Trash Bash each year, we’ve added locations and designated official kayak launches for you to use.

All the details: 

Date: Saturday, September 16th

Times: Cleanup from 8am-11am; After-party from 11am-2pm

Places: Various cleanup locations (choose […]

Why plant native plants?

August 16th, 2017|General, News, Water Quality|

By now, you might be asking yourself “why are native plants so important?”

Let’s take a deeper look at native plants and why we think everyone should plant them in their garden. Do you remember what a native plant is? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a native plant as “a plant that lives or […]

Low Water Dams Inundated

August 14th, 2017|Floodway, General, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

Attention Trail Users! Recent rains have pushed water over the low water dams making them unsafe to cross. Please use extreme caution around the Trinity River. Turn around. Don’t drown.

Attention Trail Users – TRWD is dewatering over the next few months

August 9th, 2017|Floodway, General, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

If you are out and about on the Clear Fork, you may have noticed we are releasing water through the dam near Southwest Blvd. We are dewatering the area behind the dam so we can do some silt removal work at that location.

Please use caution if you use that section of the Trinity Trails over […]

TRWD Asset Management Program

July 27th, 2017|Peer-to-Peer Newsletter|

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is a rapidly growing organization that supplies raw water to approximately 2.1 million people in 70 cities. Water demands have tripled in the last 40 years and continue to rise. TRWD has doubled the number of pump stations in service since 1998 and increased its transmission pipeline length another […]

TRWD Zebra Mussel Control Plan

July 6th, 2017|Peer-to-Peer Newsletter|

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) infrastructure has been at risk of Zebra Mussel infestation since the mussels arrival in North Texas in 2013. Currently, Bridgeport reservoir has established colonies and Eagle Mountain reservoir has veligers. Development of TRWD operation and maintenance mitigation strategies intended to limit the spread, growth and attachment of zebra mussels […]

Richland-Chambers pipe inspection reinforces the importance of cathodic protection

July 6th, 2017|Peer-to-Peer Newsletter|

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) has been operating pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipelines for more than 45 years and protecting that particular aging infrastructure has been a priority. Pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe has a thin steel cylinder to be watertight and is wrapped in wire to hold the pressure. After a series of failures occurred […]