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.

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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 clean-up 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...

Take Care of Texas
08/10/2020

Take Care of Texas

How do you know if you're using the right amount of water on your lawn? Thanks to the WaterMyYard app from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, you can get an up-to-date, personalized recommendation on how much and how long to water your lawn! Check it out: https://takecareoftexas.org/hot-wire/app-perfect-irrigation

Why Water Quality Matters - The ENVIRONMENTAL impacts of poor water quality are far-reaching including compromised ecosy...
08/10/2020

Why Water Quality Matters - The ENVIRONMENTAL impacts of poor water quality are far-reaching including compromised ecosystems and pollution of our drinking water sources. Aquatic organisms, plants and humans depend on clean water in various ways and would cease to survive without it. #NationalWaterQuality #WhyWaterQualityMatters

“I chose to be a Civil Engineer since I was attracted to machines and construction projects since I was a little kid. Al...
08/05/2020

“I chose to be a Civil Engineer since I was attracted to machines and construction projects since I was a little kid. Also, I was quite good in science and math classes during my school years. I thought a career in engineering would be a good fit since I had skills in math and science. Along the way, I have realized that many other abilities and skills had to be developed in order to be successful.

My advice to those considering an engineering career is to reach out to professionals before choosing any field within the engineering discipline. You may realize that the practice, challenges and opportunities vary among the different engineering fields.”

"Being an engineer runs in the family, as my father worked for Lockheed Martin as a mechanical engineer for decades, and...
08/05/2020

"Being an engineer runs in the family, as my father worked for Lockheed Martin as a mechanical engineer for decades, and my older sister became a structural engineer. I didn’t necessarily understand what it meant to be an engineer when I was little, but I knew that being good at math and science seemed like a natural path to engineering, and one could earn a good living and have a positive impact on the world.

I knew I wanted to pursue environmental engineering after being asked to take trashless lunches to school in elementary and taking an environmental science class in high school. I haven’t looked back since – that was the degree I earned in college and what I do now for work. I’m very proud of the work we do at TRA to help keep our waters clean and safe for our communities. To someone considering a similar career path, my advice would be to pay attention in those math and science classes, since engineers may use this knowledge on a daily basis! You are on your way to making a difference for the betterment of everyone around you; engineering is an esteemed profession, and one must wield that responsibility with care."

-Tania Ho

We are excited to recognize and celebrate our licensed engineers for Professionals Engineers Day! Follow along today as ...
08/05/2020

We are excited to recognize and celebrate our licensed engineers for Professionals Engineers Day! Follow along today as we introduce you to a few of our superstars. #LicensedPEday

August is National Water Quality Month! Join us in celebrating by following along each week as we discuss why water qual...
08/01/2020

August is National Water Quality Month!

Join us in celebrating by following along each week as we discuss why water quality matters and learn more about the impact you have on our water quality. #NationalWaterQualityMonth #WhyWaterQualityMatters

When is the best time to water? Before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Don't water during the hottest parts of the day as the s...
07/29/2020

When is the best time to water? Before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Don't water during the hottest parts of the day as the sun will simply evaporate the water you apply. As for the days, check with your city or utility to find your specific watering schedule. Keep in mind, typically your yard needs about an inch of water per week, this includes rainfall.

Learn more: https://www.epa.gov/watersense/watering-tips

As one of the largest river authorities in Texas, we enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment that takes pride in p...
07/25/2020

As one of the largest river authorities in Texas, we enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment that takes pride in providing water and wastewater services along the Trinity River Basin. Our services have greatly improved public health and daily life in the communities we serve since our inception in 1955.

We offer a competitive starting salary range, along with a comprehensive benefits package including insurance programs, savings programs, paid time off and holidays.

Check out our current opportunities here: https://www.trinityra.org/joblist.htm

Irrigation systems are one of the largest users of water in and around your home. Regular maintenance of your system wil...
07/22/2020

Irrigation systems are one of the largest users of water in and around your home. Regular maintenance of your system will ensure it is running efficiently and can save our water resources and save you money.

Use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Find It, Flag It, Fix It checklist to make certain you're doing a thorough check each time.https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-04/documents/ws-outdoor-landscaping-find-it-flag-it-audit-checklist.pdf

Your yard might not need as much water as you think. There are several ways to ensure you are not over watering includin...
07/08/2020

Your yard might not need as much water as you think. There are several ways to ensure you are not over watering including installing rain sensors, water two times a week or less and use the cycle and soak feature to limit runoff. Not sure how much your yard needs? Try the catch can test.

https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/irrigation/catch-can-test/

Water and wastewater professionals work 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. These services are necessary for...
07/06/2020

Water and wastewater professionals work 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. These services are necessary for households and businesses to operate and communities to thrive. Thank you to our staff for continuing to provide essential services!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
07/04/2020

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

If your 4th of July fun includes being on the water, practice the tips below to keep you and your loved ones safe.
07/02/2020

If your 4th of July fun includes being on the water, practice the tips below to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Here are 5 top tips for staying safe on the water. Make sure you're safe and legal this weekend at http://bit.ly/SafeOnTheWater

July is smart irrigation month! Follow along as we provide helpful tips every Wednesday in the month of July to help max...
07/01/2020

July is smart irrigation month! Follow along as we provide helpful tips every Wednesday in the month of July to help maximize water savings.

Summer is in full swing - protect yourself and others by following heat safety tips. Find more here: https://www.ready.g...
06/30/2020

Summer is in full swing - protect yourself and others by following heat safety tips.

Find more here: https://www.ready.gov/heat

Zebra mussels are small, but they are mighty. The #invasivespecies reproduce rapidly, with one mussel producing up to 1 ...
06/27/2020

Zebra mussels are small, but they are mighty. The #invasivespecies reproduce rapidly, with one mussel producing up to 1 million larvae per year. They attach themselves to hard surfaces submerged in water such as boats and water intake structures. Clean, drain and dry your boat upon leaving the lake to ensure you don't transport them to another body of water. #Protectthelakesyoulove

06/21/2020
Happy 1st day of summer!
06/20/2020

Happy 1st day of summer!

TRA Wolf Creek Park
06/18/2020

TRA Wolf Creek Park

As of Monday June 15th, the park will begin taking reservations for 50% of the campsites with water and electric hookups in addition to all full hook up sites. Restroom and shower facilities will be re-opened. Operations will continue under the following conditions:

•Day use groups limited to 5
•Camping occupancy limited to 5 per site
•Playground and rentals closed
•Day use maximum occupancy of 75 people

Please see the full update here:http://www.trinityra.org/downloads/WCP%20Covid-19%20Procedures%20(June%2015).pdf

The City of Arlington and the Trinity River Authority (TRA) are taking a neighborly approach when it comes to bringing t...
06/15/2020
Innovative Partnership Brings New Pump Station to Lake Arlington

The City of Arlington and the Trinity River Authority (TRA) are taking a neighborly approach when it comes to bringing tap water to hundreds of thousands of North Texas residents.

“It is highly unusual to see two agencies working under the same roof,” said Arlington Water Utilities Director Craig Cummings. “But it will eventually save customers of both entities millions of dollars.”

Read more about the partnership bringing a new pump station to Lake Arlington.

The City of Arlington and the Trinity River Authority (TRA) are taking a neighborly approach when it comes to bringing tap water to hundreds of thousands of North Texas residents.

Watch your water use - water usage is typically higher in the hot summer months, especially in Texas. Keep your it under...
06/11/2020

Watch your water use - water usage is typically higher in the hot summer months, especially in Texas. Keep your it under control with the tips below.

We took our presentation virtual to educate students participating in the Ignite summer program about the ways we can pr...
06/09/2020

We took our presentation virtual to educate students participating in the Ignite summer program about the ways we can protect our watersheds. Angela Kilpatrick, manager of watershed science and grants, showed the students common sources of pollution, explained the impact they have on our watersheds and what we can do to prevent future pollution.

World Environment Day is celebrated every June 5 in an effort to raise awareness and spark action about a pressing envir...
06/05/2020

World Environment Day is celebrated every June 5 in an effort to raise awareness and spark action about a pressing environmental issue. This year's theme, Biodiversity, focuses on the important impact healthy and diverse ecosystems have on our environment including purifying our air and water. #WorldEnvironmentDay #Biodiversity #ForNature

Learn more here about biodiversity and what you can do here: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

Check out the special issue of the Municipal Water Leader. Look for our general manager, Kevin Ward, as he discusses nav...
06/04/2020
Municipal Water Leader Special Issue

Check out the special issue of the Municipal Water Leader. Look for our general manager, Kevin Ward, as he discusses navigating river authority operations during a pandemic to ensure the safety of the public, employees and customers while providing essential water and wastewater services.

We believe in the power of speaking directly with municipal water providers across the nation to get the answers that people want on topics like emerging technology, water law, and infrastructure.

Keep your sprinkler in check! Routine maintenance checks can prevent problems that waste water from going undetected.
05/29/2020

Keep your sprinkler in check! Routine maintenance checks can prevent problems that waste water from going undetected.

05/25/2020

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5300 S Collins St.
Arlington, TX
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Tuesday 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!