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Photos: Rain waters move through Airfield Falls

October 24th, 2018|Cycling, General, Hiking, Swimming, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

Photos were taken by the following Trinity Trail users. Top left to right: Jessica Oxley, Stephen M. Tuckier, Joseph Dalcour; Center: Tony Shiflet; Bottom left to right: Karen Pitao Pistey, Joseph Dalcour, Ellen Cleveland Williams

Airfield Falls Trailhead & […]

First Major Phase of IPL Project Nearly Complete

October 23rd, 2018|General|

The pipes are big enough to drive a growling Dodge Ram pickup through.

There are trenches holding the pipes deep enough to accommodate a narrow, two-story building.

And one of the pipeline’s gigantic valves weighs in at more than 100 tons and is 40 feet tall.

Building the 150-mile-long, $2.3 billion Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL) – designed to […]

Get your Indiana Jones on with TRWD’s Geocaching Adventure

October 9th, 2018|General, Geocaching, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

Fall is here, and Texas is cooling off, which can only mean one thing; it’s geocache season in Fort Worth. In honor of Earthcache Day 2018, we are giving you the catalyst to start your very first, or maybe next, geocache adventure.

If you don’t know what geocaching is keep reading and we’ll try to answer […]

District’s Purchasing Department wins industry awards

September 18th, 2018|General|

This past July, TRWD’s purchasing department received the 2018 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award by the National Procurement Institute. This prestigious award recognizes organizational excellence in public and non-profit procurement. TRWD is one of only 48 agencies in Texas and one of only eight state agencies in the United States in Canada to receive […]

TRWD’s Accounting Department Awarded Third Consecutive Year

September 18th, 2018|General|

In August 2018, Tarrant Regional Water District was awarded The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fiscal year 2017 by Government Finance Officers Association. This is the third year that TRWD has received this Certificate, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and […]

Wetlands transform a murky mess into viable water supply

September 6th, 2018|General, Water Quality, Wetlands|

The rain-swollen Trinity River flowing by resembles thin, foamy chocolate milk. Being carried along in the river’s murky mix are chunks of wood, bits of paper and a small whitewall tire and wheel.

It’s not the kind of water you want to see flowing out of a tap.

But five miles away and gushing into the Richland-Chambers […]

Continuing Education for Riparian and Stream Ecosystems

August 29th, 2018|General, Water Quality|

TRWD is co-hosting a training that will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The riparian education programs will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation […]

Trinity Trash Bash marks its 27th year keeping the river clean

August 13th, 2018|General, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Trinity Trails App|

On June 6, 1849, a group of Dragoons came to the bluff of the Clear Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River to site a fort. This fort was named Fort Worth. Since then, Fort Worth has become the seventh largest city in the state of Texas, owing its growth and […]

What are your sprinklers doing while you sleep?

August 1st, 2018|General|

Since the best time for watering is early in the morning, are you sure your sprinkler heads are evenly distributing water over your parched lawn? Or, are they badly missing the mark, pouring water and your money down the drain?

And if the little squirts are working properly, how long should you run them, especially following […]

Is there enough water to go around?

July 26th, 2018|General|

It’s hot, the grass on the front lawn looks way stressed out and you’ve got to wonder – and maybe even worry – as you turn on the sprinkler if there will be enough water to go around.

Don’t panic. Despite record-breaking temperatures and skyrocketing demand during this heat wave, the Tarrant Regional Water District expects […]

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