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Looking back at construction of the Integrated Pipeline Project

By May 11, 2022

Back in late 2018, the Integrated Pipeline (IPL) Project completed its first major phase.

The first 50 miles of pipeline became operational after four years of construction. This first section began pumping up to 40 million gallons per day of additional water from Richland-Chambers Reservoir.

Today, the IPL gives TRWD and DWU the ability to pump more than 350 million gallons of water a day from TRWD East Texas reservoirs.

The Integrated Pipeline is a joint water supply project between Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) and Tarrant Regional Water District. The project involves building an additional 150 miles of pipeline to move water from three East Texas Reservoirs into the Metroplex.

Watch our video on the IPL gate valve installation. 


Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 548.58 550.00 -1.42
Benbrook 687.94 694.00 -6.06
Bridgeport 820.77 836.00 -15.23
Cedar Creek 320.56 322.00 -1.44
Eagle Mountain 642.21 649.10 -6.89
Lake Worth 590.94 594.00 -3.06
Richland-Chambers 312.51 315.00 -2.49
*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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