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911 Signs Enhance Trail-User Safety

September 21st, 2017|Cycling, Horseback Riding, Marine Creek, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Walking & Jogging|

Imagine trying to navigate to your house without any street names or addresses. What if there was an emergency? How would you direct someone to you?

With the increased popularity of the Trinity Trails, similar situations were occurring, and in 2010, TRWD’s Risk Management and Maintenance departments came up with a solution; adding 911 signs to […]

TRWD Employees Respond to Coastal Floods

September 19th, 2017|News|

Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Texas Coast earlier this month, but it didn’t destroy the Texas spirit.

People from all walks of life came to help save those trapped by raging flood waters in numerous coastal cities. Among those brave souls was a dedicated group of TRWD employees who spent […]

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 […]

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.

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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 […]

Blasting into the Summer at Twin Points Park

May 30th, 2017|Eagle Mountain, Recreation, Swimming, Watersports|

Summer is here! The long-awaited kickoff for the second season of Twin Points Park took place Saturday, May 27. The first 50 vehicles into the park got free entrance and a complimentary Twin Points lunch box, plus other goodies, such as sunscreen and beach balls! We also had free stand-up paddleboarding, volleyball, horseshoes, food trucks and […]

King, Hill sworn in as new TRWD Board Members

May 17th, 2017|General, News|

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, during TRWD’s monthly board meeting Leah King and James Hill were sworn in as the district’s newest board members. Elections were held Saturday, May 6, 2017. Incumbent Jack Stevens was re-elected to the board of directors as well.

Unofficial TRWD Board of Directors Results, per Tarrant County Elections

Get the most out of Bike Month

May 16th, 2017|Cycling, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Walking & Jogging|

May is National Bike Month and the best time for North Texans to ride out to the Trinity Trails. There’s still time to avoid a serious case of “F.O.M.O.” for all the events going on by following these 3 steps.

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1. Experience the difference a bike can make. Start […]

An ode to drinking water

May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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As we continue celebrating this year’s Drinking Water Week, we ask ourselves, “Just how much of it is there to go around?”

To put it into perspective, the world currently contains up to 1,660,000 cubic miles of consumable water. If you’re having a hard time envisioning how much that […]

Unofficial TRWD Board of Directors Results, per Tarrant County Elections:

May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Unofficial TRWD Board of Directors Results, per Tarrant County Elections:

  • Leah King 18,958 *
  • James Hill 15,482 *
  • Jack Stevens 14,846 *
  • Mary Kelleher 9,608
  • Andra Beatty 7,514

*Seats are at-large and awarded to top three candidates receiving the most votes.

National Bike Month is ‘ride’ around the corner

April 27th, 2017|Cycling, News, Recreation, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Walking & Jogging|

May is National Bike Month and celebrated in communities across the U.S. Established in 1956 and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, these 31 days highlight the many benefits of bicycling.

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or […]

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