IPL Project

Why North Texas Needs the IPL

By the year 2060, approximately 10 million residents will need water from TRWD and DWU – more than double the population served by the districts currently. Total DFW population is expected to top 13 million.

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Common Questions about the IPL Answered
Providing water to millions of people takes a massive effort involving many agencies and many years of work. From reservoir development to pipeline installation, water quality engineering to wildlife preservation, there are many elements that must be carefully considered and diligently completed.
The population of the DFW Metroplex is expected to surpass 13 million people by the year 2060. This project will enable TRWD and DWU to transport water from Lake Palestine, Cedar Creek Reservoir and Richland-Chambers Reservoir in order to meet those increased demands. Other rapidly growing areas such as Ellis County will need this additional transport capacity in order to sustain their growth as well.
Lake Palestine was built in 1962 for industrial, municipal, and recreational purposes. Since the 1960s, the long-term plan has been to bring Lake Palestine online and make it part of the regional network.
More than 99% of the project will be underground and out of sight. There will be several pump stations and other apparatus along the pipeline and those locations have been clearly identified. In cases where improvements are above ground, we are taking steps to install screening to mitigate these issues.
Approximately 900 landowners will directly contribute to the project by working with us on the route, and allowing it to pass through their property. Ultimately, this contribution will serve millions of people on a daily basis.

Landowner Information

What Can a Landowner Expect During Construction
In order to complete our engineering and environmental analysis along the pipeline’s route, we need to conduct land and field surveys and soil evaluations on your property. This work requires foot access and possibly access for trucks, backhoes, or soil boring rigs.

We may need to periodically access your property as the project moves forward; however, it will last no more than a few days at a time and we will schedule the work in advance to minimize disruption.

We will test the soil’s properties by drilling temporary, small-diameter (less than 12 inches) boreholes. This is done to determine the depth of the groundwater, inspect sub-surface soils and to collect lab samples for analysis. Once the boring is complete, the hole will be filled back up the same day and the surface will be returned to its original condition. Borehole locations will be coordinated with property owners to minimize disruption.