Trinity River Authority of Texas

Trinity River Authority of Texas TRA provides water and wastewater treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities within the nearly 18,000-square-mile Trinity River basin.

The Trinity River Authority of Texas was created by state legislature in 1955 and is considered a special-purpose district.The largest wholesale provider of wastewater treatment services in Texas, TRA specializes in development and operation of multi-participant regional facilities.

Mission: The Trinity River Authority’s mission is to promote conservation, reclamation, protection and development of the natural resources of the river basin for the benefit of the public.

Operating as usual

#CeasetheGrease this month by taking your used cooking oil to a nearby grease recycling location. Drop off your used coo...
12/07/2020

#CeasetheGrease this month by taking your used cooking oil to a nearby grease recycling location. Drop off your used cooking oil at our general office, located at 5300 S Collins, Arlington, TX.

Additional locations are listed at www.DefendYourDrainsNorthTexas.com

#DefendYourDrains #HolidayGreaseRoundup

12/04/2020
TRA and Habitat for Humanity

We recently had the privilege of participating in a Trinity Habitat for Humanity build benefiting the Foster family! Thank you to our employees who answered the call to volunteer and helped to make this home a reality for a deserving family.

November 20, 2020 TRA teams up with Habitat for Humanity in Fort Worth, TX.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Trinity River Authority!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Trinity River Authority!

Our administrative offices will be closed November 26 and 27 in observance of Thanksgiving!
11/25/2020

Our administrative offices will be closed November 26 and 27 in observance of Thanksgiving!

Keep Thanksgiving grease out of the drains! Visit our general office, located at 5300 S Collins, Arlington, Texas, to di...
11/23/2020

Keep Thanksgiving grease out of the drains! Visit our general office, located at 5300 S Collins, Arlington, Texas, to dispose of grease properly.

Congratulations to all of our winning students!
11/20/2020

Congratulations to all of our winning students!

What’s the best way to deal with a clogged sink? Prevent it in the first place! NEVER pour used cooking oil down the dra...
11/19/2020

What’s the best way to deal with a clogged sink? Prevent it in the first place! NEVER pour used cooking oil down the drain. Let it cool, collect it in a rigid container with a threaded lid, and bring it to the #HolidayGreaseRoundup.

Check out www.DefendYourDrainsNorthTexas.com
to find out where you can drop off your excess cooking oil for recycling!
#DefendYourDrains #CeaseTheGrease

The 2020 Holiday Grease Roundup is coming up soon! Be sure to start saving up your used cooking oil for recycling!To fin...
11/16/2020

The 2020 Holiday Grease Roundup is coming up soon! Be sure to start saving up your used cooking oil for recycling!

To find a location nearest you, visit DefendYourDrainsNorthTexas.com!
#DefendYourDrains #CeaseTheGrease

Thank you to those who have served and are currently serving!
11/11/2020

Thank you to those who have served and are currently serving!

TRA, TCEQ and several municipalities including the cities of Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, and Midlothian are pa...
11/06/2020

TRA, TCEQ and several municipalities including the cities of Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, and Midlothian are partnering with local governments, business owners, and residents to protect and improve water quality in the Joe Pool Lake Watershed. Public participation is vital to the success of this stakeholder-driven process. We are seeking interested local landowners, businesses, municipalities, and citizen groups to share questions and concerns during public forums, drive the source identification study in a direction that will accurately characterize the watershed, and ultimately provide direct input that will guide the development of Joe Pool Lake Watershed Protection Plan. We need your help!

To learn more and register, visithttp://www.trinityra.org/downloads/WPP%20Kickoff%20Announcement%20Joe%20Pool%20Lake.pdf

11/02/2020
Take Care of Texas

Take Care of Texas

Cooler weather is here! Finally here! (It seems like it takes longer and longer to get here each year, doesn’t it?) 🍂 Among all the things we look forward to with the colder weather like scarves, pumpkin spice lattes, and college football, we also have some additional responsibilities if we have an underground sprinkler system. 💧 We’ve got a short, informative video to help you winterize your sprinkler system and protect it from a damaging freeze. 🥶

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep! Daylight saving time ends Nov. 1 at 2 a.m.
10/31/2020

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep! Daylight saving time ends Nov. 1 at 2 a.m.

Have a safe and spooky Halloween!
10/31/2020

Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

REMINDER: The art contest deadline is approaching.  Submit your artwork by Friday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. http://www.trinityra...
10/26/2020

REMINDER: The art contest deadline is approaching. Submit your artwork by Friday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m.

http://www.trinityra.org/downloads/Art%20Contest%20Call%20for%20Entries%202020.pdf

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, Oct. 24. Check your medicine cabinet for expired and unused m...
10/22/2020
Med Take-Back North Texas

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, Oct. 24. Check your medicine cabinet for expired and unused medication and find a take-back location near you. Never dispose of medications down the toilet or other household drains. Proper disposal ensures these chemicals do not enter our water system.

https://www.defendyourdrainsnorthtexas.com/med-take-back/index.html

Medicines should not be flushed and can even cause problems if thrown in the trash. Use a medicine take-back location to properly dispose of unused medications.

The modern sewer system was one of the greatest advancements in public health. Without investment, water and wastewater ...
10/21/2020

The modern sewer system was one of the greatest advancements in public health. Without investment, water and wastewater systems will continue to deteriorate, leading to serious consequences for public health and the economy. #ValueWater

Not all Americans have to imagine a day without water. More than 2,000,000 Americans live without basic access to safe d...
10/21/2020

Not all Americans have to imagine a day without water. More than 2,000,000 Americans live without basic access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Invest in water. #ValueWater

Safe, reliable water promotes public health but 1.4 million people in the United States lack access to indoor plumbing—i...
10/21/2020

Safe, reliable water promotes public health but 1.4 million people in the United States lack access to indoor plumbing—including hot and cold running water, a sink, a shower/bath, or a flush toilet. Invest in water. #ValueWater

Today, we Imagine a Day Without Water. It’s a day to pause and notice the way that water systems impact our lives and co...
10/21/2020

Today, we Imagine a Day Without Water. It’s a day to pause and notice the way that water systems impact our lives and communities, and commit to ensuring a sustainable water future for generations to come. #ValueWater

Waking up to find water is not flowing from your tap is not how any of us would want to start the week. Save the date an...
10/19/2020

Waking up to find water is not flowing from your tap is not how any of us would want to start the week. Save the date and plan to join us in celebrating Imagine a Day Without Water by telling us what water means to you.

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the value of water and the need to invest in aging water and wastewater infrastructure by asking the public to imagine what life would be like without water. #ValueWater

It's art contest time! Calling 1st through 8th grade students in the Trinity River basin to send in their original, one-...
10/02/2020

It's art contest time!

Calling 1st through 8th grade students in the Trinity River basin to send in their original, one-of-a-kind artwork showing us how water is there for them when they need it.

We have made a few adjustments to accommodate students who may be learning virtually. In addition to mailing and no-contact delivery, artwork can also be emailed. Additionally, an entry form must accompany each entry.

Visit our website to review the call for entries, entry form and resources for students to use to aid in the production of their artwork.

http://www.trinityra.org/default.asp?contentID=189

Landowners in Anderson, Freestone, Houston, Madison, Trinity and Walker (Wyser Bluff north) counties are being sought to...
09/30/2020

Landowners in Anderson, Freestone, Houston, Madison, Trinity and Walker (Wyser Bluff north) counties are being sought to form a working group to assess flooding trends in their respective areas. The virtual meeting will allow participants to join by video or by phone, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m.

The effort is being led by the Trinity River Authority of Texas, in partnership with the National Weather Service. The working group members, which will come from the Trinity River mid-basin area, will help facilitate discussions and actions using data and research to refine and improve the current National Weather Service flood alert levels. The group also will be involved in developing tools and messages. During the meeting, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present the results of a joint study with TRA to look at recent flooding in the middle Trinity.

“Organizing this group is a collective step toward hearing directly from those affected and understanding environmental and other factors at play during flooding events,” noted TRA’s General Manager Kevin Ward. “We hope this group can help fill in knowledge gaps and help determine the extent of flooding under various conditions.”

Once it is formed, the Landowners Working Group will help collect and share information about flood events in their respective areas, and they will participate in focused meetings dealing with this important issue. For more information about the meeting, call Heather Firn, watershed scientist III, at 817-493-5209.

To join using video: Sign in to the WebEx: https://trinityra.webex.com/trinityra/onstage/g.php?MTID=ece1fa7f96df48f9ca9f8a1b1d4e45800

To join by phone: Call 1-408-418-9388; use the access code: 146 618 9336, when prompted.

09/24/2020
TRWD - Tarrant Regional Water District

Great, detailed information about what watersheds are and the steps we can take to help protect them!

Check out how the TRWD Environmental Team takes students on a journey to learn about watersheds and the processes that shape them! Using a simulation tool, the Stream Trailer, students can visualize the elements that make up a watershed and the natural forces, like erosion and deposition, which create them.
Attention Educators: We have lesson materials that go along with this video. To request access to them, please email us at: [email protected].

To see more videos like this, check out our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/trwdtv

Thank you to our staff members who got out there this morning to bash trash at the Trinity Trash Bash! Every piece of tr...
09/19/2020

Thank you to our staff members who got out there this morning to bash trash at the Trinity Trash Bash! Every piece of trash we can keep from entering the river is a win!

Happy World Water Monitoring Day! The education outreach campaign aims to raise awareness and encourage action among cit...
09/18/2020

Happy World Water Monitoring Day! The education outreach campaign aims to raise awareness and encourage action among citizens. We are all responsible for keeping our waterways clean. Get involved by testing a local water body, sharing your findings and committing to protecting our most valuable resource, water!

For more information or to order a testing kit, visit https://www.monitorwater.org/

Remembering the lives lost and the heroes who worked to save so many. #NeverForget
09/11/2020

Remembering the lives lost and the heroes who worked to save so many. #NeverForget

Have a relaxing Labor Day, you've earned it.
09/07/2020

Have a relaxing Labor Day, you've earned it.

Our administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day.
09/04/2020

Our administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Do your part in preventing poor water quality. Simple tasks such as making sure your trash gets into the trash can so it...
08/31/2020

Do your part in preventing poor water quality. Simple tasks such as making sure your trash gets into the trash can so it doesn't make its way to the nearest body of water or properly disposing of wipes and fats, oil and grease (FOG) can make a difference. In addition to following prevention measures, consider participating in volunteer efforts in your community, such as a lake/river cleanup or a local water monitoring program. #NationalWaterQualityMonth #WhyWaterQualityMatters

To learn more about what you can do, visit https://takecareoftexas.org/conservati…/keep-our-water-clean

08/28/2020
TRWD Sprinkler Evaluation Program

TRWD Sprinkler Evaluation Program

Most of the time we run our sprinklers when we’re asleep. And we just assume they’re working like they should. But, in many instances that’s not the case. To...

Clean, reliable water is a basic necessity for life. Polluted waterways affect the health of all living things. Some com...
08/18/2020

Clean, reliable water is a basic necessity for life. Polluted waterways affect the health of all living things. Some common contaminants found in water bodies include bacteria, heavy metals, chemicals, trash and oil. #NationalWaterQualityMonth #WhyWaterQualityMatters

Turn Idle Hours into Your New Water Game Plan
08/13/2020
Turn Idle Hours into Your New Water Game Plan

Turn Idle Hours into Your New Water Game Plan

The past few months have forced many of us to spend more time at home than usual. Though it’s great to be surrounded by family, the isolation can also drive people a bit stir-crazy after a while. You may have even spent some time staring at the lawn. Well, Arlington Water Utilities is here to help...

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76018

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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We could sure use some help cleaning up Kickapoo Creek after the Tornado on April 22nd. Debris is everywhere in the water and very dangerous. We have property at Walkers Waterfront right across from Yupon Cove.
Now is the time for the Lake Livingston Dam to open there gates and start lowering the level. The NOAA has issued a flood warning for the Trinity River at Dallas and that water WILL be coming downstream. Maybe, just maybe after all these years TRA has learned something and will do whats right and what the people have been asking them to do.
Hey think y’all can get someone out here to take care of this?
Some of our feathered friends enjoying the lake area
On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) was signed into law. Among other provisions, the NDAA adds certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to TRI reporting and establishes a framework for including additional PFAS on the TRI list. Note that the addition of these chemicals is immediate. Facilities in TRI-covered industry sectors should begin tracking and collecting data on these chemicals in 2020. Reporting on these chemicals will be due by July 1, 2021, for 2020 data.
Waxahachie Daily Light Letter on Biosolids contamination found on the Waxahachie school site 11/10/2019
New family of 'forever chemicals' found in food chain Chemicals that are harmful to human and wildlife health are entering the food chain via SEWAGE SLUDGE SPREAD ON FARMLAND, according to new research from CHEM Trust. A new CHEM Trust briefing highlights the threats posed to the environment and human health by a family of over 4,000 highly persistent chemicals: PFAS (Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) which are known as the ‘forever chemicals’. https://www.sustainweb.org/news/oct19_sewage_pipe/?fbclid=IwAR1BpgcoI2xNAxMrsODkiAEVXTVuZjtGBdsJIYM8L7LzFJ2eV4x8VE2Ns8U
Are you still contaminating every county in North Texas with PFAS from the Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex (Former Naval Air Station Dallas) disguised as biosolids and "clear effluent"?
If anyone is missing a Nintendo switch please message me found along trail at trinity river will have to prove that it belongs to you by info on switch nick name and name of accounts Admins please take down if not allowed would like to return to kids family to get them playing it again sure its missed
Good morning, was wondering if the detour, to get from the clearfork, to the west fork, is open on the Trinity Trail? Figure main trail will be closed today for dismantle of fireworks stuff. Thanks.
Flooded AGAIN on Livingston Lake!!!! You would think they would let some water out!!! Bill Roach Janice Barren
PLEASE start pre-releasing water! People are flooding already and a week worth of rain is on the way!