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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 […]

TRWD Creates Stormwater Toolkit for Real Estate Development

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

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is responsible for operation and maintenance of the Trinity River and its floodway as it passes through Fort Worth. This includes water quality monitoring and protection. One major challenge to the river is the impact of storm flows and the associated high levels of nutrients, sediments and bacteria that […]

Reservoir Water Quality Modeling Efforts

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

TRWD has used EPA’s Water Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) model for over 15 years to evaluate the assimilation capacity of the reservoirs for nutrients. WASP is a fundamentally based, mechanistic model that conserves mass of nutrients from inflow to outflow and grows phytoplankton. This model reconstructs a historical period whereby changes can be made to […]

TRWD Zebra Mussel Monitoring on District Lakes

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

TRWD has been monitoring for the presence of zebra mussels in all of the reservoirs in the system since spring 2013. Efforts have been complimented by Dr. Bob McMahon of UTA under contracts from Texas Parks & Wildlife. Monitoring for adults includes casual observation of rocks at boat ramps and underside of buoys and anchor […]

Native Plants: the cool thing about summer

July 5th, 2017|General, News, Water Quality|

Summer has officially begun, and we can definitely feel the heat. Not only do we need water to cool us off, but our landscapes may need extra water, too.

Summertime can be a struggle to know if you are watering your grass and plants enough so that they can survive the Texas heat. Not only do […]

Fired up for Fort Worth’s Fourth

June 26th, 2017|General, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails|

In its 10th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth celebrates our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Tuesday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing and KidsZone activities are absolutely free!

Expect a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and flyboard shows (Complete Festival Map). […]

High-Flying Fun: Kite Festival 2017

June 15th, 2017|Eagle Mountain, Recreation|

Saturday, June 10th marked our first annual Kite Festival at Twin Points Park and the conditions couldn’t have been better for some high-flying fun.


Many parents and their children converged on Twin Points Park this past weekend to build and decorate their first-ever homemade kites, while others brought their […]

TRWD receives award for innovative research

June 13th, 2017|News, Peer-to-Peer Newsletter|

Excerpts provided by Water Research Foundation, Business Wire and Fort Worth Business

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announced that the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition.

The WRF’s Outstanding Subscriber Award honors utilities that have […]

Safe boating starts with you

June 1st, 2017|Eagle Mountain, News|

Boating is about more than just hitting the cool, summer waves on a hot afternoon; it’s also getting back to the shore in one piece! Being mindful of safe boating practices enables you to do it as often as you’d like and creates a welcoming environment for all North Texas boaters to enjoy. Here are […]