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District receives sixth Transparency Star from Texas Comptroller

By March 5, 2024

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today at a special Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) board meeting that the agency has been awarded its sixth Transparency Star for open government and compliance. Hegar presented the award to TRWD’s Board of Directors today at the District’s headquarters in Fort Worth.

According to a statement provided by the Comptroller’s office, TRWD is the first agency in the state to receive all six Transparency Stars. The latest Transparency Star recognizes the District’s efforts to ensure open government, which includes easily accessible information about the board members, the organizational structure and the public information handbook.

“Receiving all six Transparency Stars from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is a direct reflection on this agency’s commitment to being one of the most transparent governmental agencies in the state of Texas,” said TRWD Board President Leah King. “The Board of Directors and staff at TRWD have worked diligently to create a world-class model for organizational transparency. Our service area clients and the public at-large deserve nothing less.”

Created in March 2016, the Transparency Stars program recognizes cities, counties, school districts and special purpose districts making important strides toward greater government transparency. Organizations that receive these awards exemplify the highest standard of financial transparency and governmental accountability in the State of Texas.

In addition to the recently awarded Open Government and Compliance Star, TRWD was previously recognized in the areas of Traditional Finances, Contracts and Procurements, Debt Obligations, Pensions and Economic Development.

More information and documents related to all six of TRWD’s Transparency Stars can be found at

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.37 550.00 -0.63
Benbrook 692.73 694.00 -1.27
Bridgeport 825.91 836.00 -10.09
Cedar Creek 321.78 322.00 -0.22
Eagle Mountain 646.98 649.10 -2.12
Lake Worth 591.84 594.00 -2.16
Richland-Chambers 315.32 315.00 0.32
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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