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TRWD Receives Recognition for Transparency Efforts from Texas Comptroller in Debt Obligations

By December 16, 2021

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Tarrant Regional Water District is the latest local government to achieve specific debt transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. TRWD received a Transparency Star in the area of debt obligations, which recognizes entities whose websites show visual and narrative detail on outstanding debt, tax-supported debt obligations, historical bond elections and more.

Transparency Stars recognizes local governments that provide easy online access to important financial data.

“By providing taxpayers with essential debt information in a variety of formats, TRWD has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by our Transparency Stars program,” Hegar said. “I am pleased to award TRWD a star for its accomplishments.”

The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March 2016 to recognize cities, counties, school districts and special purpose districts making important strides toward greater government transparency. After receiving a Traditional Finances star, local entities can go on to apply in other areas, for up to five stars:

• Traditional Finances
• Contracts and Procurement
• Economic Development
• Public Pensions
• Debt Obligations

For more on the program, including specific guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars Website.

View TRWD’s Transparency resources page here.

Other TRWD transparency recognitions include:
• Traditional Finances

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.73 550.00 0.73
Benbrook 694.33 694.00 0.33
Bridgeport 821.58 836.00 -14.42
Cedar Creek 322.41 322.00 0.41
Eagle Mountain 645.21 649.10 -3.89
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 315.34 315.00 0.34
*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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