Stormwater

Rain: it must go somewhere

Rainfall is an important contributor to water quantity, but it can present challenges with the quality of water that it brings to a water supply system.

Rural

Information on stormwater and nonpoint source
pollution from rural watershed areas.
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Urban

Floodway guidance for river protection

About Urban Stormwater/Regulatory

TRWD owns and operates the Fort Worth Floodway where the river flows through the central part of the city. The District and the City of Fort Worth have long been partners in the MS4 permit that regulates stormwater discharges to the river. The goal of the permit is to implement practices within the city that will control and reduce the amount of pollutants to the river system. The pollutants of concern include sediment, nutrients, bacteria, and trash/floatables. The District has developed construction standards for all projects that occur in the floodway that are aimed at minimizing sediment loss during construction as well as establishing post-construction standards that will reduce erosion potential. In addition, all new outfalls to the river must include water quality measures to reduce floatables, sediment, and oils.