Tarrant Regional Water District celebrates 100 years

The Tarrant Regional Water District supplies water to 2.3 million residents in 11 North Texas counties, including Tarrant County.

An aerial shot of Eagle Mountain Lake in North Texas circa 1953. The lake is managed by Tarrant Regional Water District.

Eagle Mountain Lake is one of the many waterways that TRWD manages.

Two million. That’s how many people receive water from the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD). The raw water provider supplies the essential resource to residents in 11 North Texas counties, including Tarrant County.

But this wasn’t always the case.

TRWD is celebrating 100 years of public service in 2024, marking a century since it was established after devastating floods affected communities in North Texas in 1922.

Since then, TRWD has solidified its commitment to reliable water supply, flood protection, sustainability, and recreation opportunities through the construction of 250+ miles of pipelines, management of 27 miles of floodway levees, implementation of local environmentally focused outreach programs, and development of the Trinity Trails system. And that’s just scratching the surface.

A photo of the Trinity River with two bridges in the forefront and the city of Fort Worth in the background.

Stroll alongside the Trinity River using the Trinity Trails system.

Photo by FTWtoday

TRWD’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan sets its sights on meeting the area’s long-term water supply, recreation, and flood control needs, while fulfilling its role in the Central City Flood Control Project, enhancing its fiscal responsibility, and more.

To commemorate the centennial and look forward to future enterprises, TRWD is hosting community events and activities throughout the year. Here are a few happening this spring:

Trinity Flyfest | Saturday, March 9
Join the free community festival that’s perfect for the entire family. Activities include cooking demos, the Big Trout Contest, casting classes, and more.

TRWD Trash Bash | Saturdays in April
Each Saturday in April will bring the opportunity to volunteer with TRWD and remove litter from local waterways including the Trinity River, Richland-Chambers, Marine Creek Lake, and Lake Bridgeport.

Texas Water 2024 | Thursday, April 9-Sunday, April 12
The four-day conference focuses on protecting public health and the environment through technical sessions, exhibits, competitions, and networking opportunities.

See more centennial celebration events + ways you can support TRWD.