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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]