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TRWD Receives Recognition for Transparency Efforts from Texas Comptroller in Traditional Finances

By October 19, 2021

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced that the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) has received a Transparency Star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available.

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

“By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, the Tarrant Regional Water District has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office’s 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

After receiving an initial star for Traditional Finances, remaining stars may be awarded in any order. For more information 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:
• Debt Obligations

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 547.39 550.00 -2.61
Benbrook 690.61 694.00 -3.39
Bridgeport 832.52 836.00 -3.48
Cedar Creek 319.51 322.00 -2.49
Eagle Mountain 646.49 649.10 -2.61
Lake Worth 592.01 594.00 -1.99
Richland-Chambers 312.06 315.00 -2.94
*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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