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TRWD extending public comment period for proposed General Ordinance changes

By August 26, 2020

TRWD announced today that it is extending the deadline to receive public comments for proposed changes to its General Ordinance to Nov. 30.

In addition, a vote by the TRWD Board will not take place until after the extended public comment period has ended.

“We appreciate the positive dialogue we have had with our stakeholders so far during this process,” said Jack Stevens, TRWD’s board president. “The District is committed to extending the comment period to ensure we have the feedback we need to make an informed decision on these proposed changes.”

The proposed change to the ordinance is to ensure the water throughout TRWD’s service area and in the Trinity River remains clean and free of pollution, Stevens added.

The District’s General Ordinance regulates the water and land under District jurisdiction. It is used to protect water quality, District lands, properties, buildings, and to regulate the use of lands around TRWD reservoirs and the Fort Worth floodway and the reservoirs and floodway themselves for recreation and business purposes.

The District’s Commercial Facilities Ordinance provides minimum standards for the operation and maintenance of Commercial Facilities located on District land or waters to protect public use, access and safety and to maintain good water and environmental quality.

The original public notice was posted on the TRWD website on Aug. 21 with the public comment period ending on Sept. 15.
An updated version of the proposed ordinance that addresses some of the feedback already received is located on the TRWD website, which you can view here.

The public can also submit comments regarding the proposed ordinances to TRWD by emailing PublicComments@trwd.com or sending comments by mail to:

Tarrant Regional Water District
Attn: Ordinance Update
800 E. Northside Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 546.76 550.00 -3.24
Benbrook 689.52 694.00 -4.48
Bridgeport 834.08 836.00 -1.92
Cedar Creek 321.88 322.00 -0.12
Eagle Mountain 648.10 649.10 -1.00
Lake Worth 593.17 594.00 -0.83
Richland-Chambers 314.79 315.00 -0.21
*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.

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