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Welcome to exTRA – an aggregation of both TRA-related and industry-specific news clips. TRA’s communications division provides these clips as an educational service to TRA’s valued staff, directors and consultants. The articles selected are determined to be of interest to our readership, but in no way reflect TRA’s official position(s) or view(s).
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Spring Creek reservoir feasibility study stalls in The Woodlands following funding rejection from state sources

Spring Creek reservoir feasibility study stalls in The Woodlands following funding rejection from state sources | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

Bruce Rieser, director for The Woodlands Township and chairman of The Woodlands Drainage Task Force, announced Dec. 5 the funding request for the Spring Creek reservoir study has been denied. 

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Bill aims to prevent Texans from unknowingly buying flood-prone houses

Bill aims to prevent Texans from unknowingly buying flood-prone houses | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
After Hurricane Harvey inundated the Houston area with rain, scores of homeowners learned too late that their properties were designed to flood. Senate Bill 339 would require sellers to disclose that risk, as well as whether a home has previously flooded.
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Wimberley wastewater dissonance continues

Wimberley wastewater dissonance continues | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

More questions than answers on Wimberley’s proposal to change the scope of its wastewater plans was the feeling many residents had following a mandatory Jan. 10 public hearing at the Wimberley Community Center.

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Sinkholes and obstructions: City faces new infrastructure challenges

City Manager Wiley Stem III updated the Waco City Council on Tuesday about significant issues facing a 48-inch water line from the Dissolved Air Flotation Plant to the Mount Carmel Water Treatment Plant, a strange obstruction in a sewer line under Interstate 35 near McLane Stadium and a pair of sinkholes at 26th Street and Webster Avenue.

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Why Overall Water Use Is Declining in US Despite Population Growth

Why Overall Water Use Is Declining in US Despite Population Growth | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

Cities and municipalities are moving forward with innovative water conservation efforts. El Paso, Texas, for example, is building an advanced purification system that will treat sewage water and turn it directly into drinking water. Unlike other potable reuse facilities in the US, which return drinking water to a treatment plant or blend with other raw water sources, the facility will use a direct-to-distribution approach, with the purified water flowing directly into the drinking water distribution system, according to the city.

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Rockdale city council votes to fix water issue with tax hikes

Facing violations from the state, the city of Rockdale starts taking action to fix their red water. KXAN Investigator Erin Cargile was in Rockdale for the decision and explains how it will affect residents.
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American Water Joins Princeton University E-ffiliates, Strengthe

CAMDEN, N.J. --(BUSINESS WIRE) American Water (NYSE:AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that they have joined
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New plan would route Georgetown wastewater line around Berry Springs Park

New plan would route Georgetown wastewater line around Berry Springs Park | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Jan. 11, 2019: Williamson County commissioners voted unanimously Dec. 18 to turn down the city’s plan for a portion of the pipeline, called the Berry Creek Wastewater Interceptor, to run underneath the county-owned park
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City begins process of improving sewer system

City begins process of improving sewer system | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
The city of Wichita Falls will soon begin the process of replacing some of the miles of aging and failing sewer lines, some which are about one hundred years old.
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Lakeway history series focuses on Mansfield Dam - News - Austin American-Statesman - Austin, TX

Lakeway history series focuses on Mansfield Dam - News - Austin American-Statesman - Austin, TX | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
The next installment of the Lakeway Heritage Committee history series will take the audience back to the construction of Mansfield Dam and Lakeway’s early years.Heritage Committee member Bill Hawkins will deliver the presentation at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing. The event is free and open to the public.The Lower Colorado River Authority and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation built Mansfield Dam from 1937 to 1942 across a deep canyon at Marshall Ford,
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Belton supports proposed water district changes

A regional water purveyor’s proposal to expand its boundaries and do away with elections for its board picked up steam as the city of Belton threw its support behind the idea.

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Willow Park council discusses proposed drought contingency plan

The Willow Park City Council discussed a proposed drought contingency plan that will need to be adopted at the time the city starts to receive Fort Worth water as well as its water conservation plan.

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Top SA River Authority officials recorded discussing culture...

In leaked audio recordings provided to the KSAT 12 Defenders, three top officials with the San Antonio River Authority are heard discussing a culture of racism within one of the agency's departments.
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Willis awards $5.75M contract for wastewater treatment plant expansion

The city of Willis unanimously approved a $5.75 million contract with RP Constructors for the expansion of its wastewater treatment plant.

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Dallas officials fear losing flood control funds if Trump declares emergency to build border wall | Texas Politics

Dallas officials fear losing flood control funds if Trump declares emergency to build border wall | Texas Politics | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Dallas city officials worry that hundreds of millions of dollars in flood control funding for the Trinity River corridor coul
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Sixteen coal ash pits contaminating Texas groundwater

Sixteen coal ash pits in Texas are leaking contaminants including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium into groundwater, according to a report released on Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project.

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Amarillo to apply for $29.5 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board

Amarillo to apply for $29.5 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Amarillo’s City Council took the first step towards the possibility of bringing an advanced water meter project to meters across the city.
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State regulators approve well pad near Battlement Mesa homes

State regulators have approved a proposal by Ursa Resources to drill 24 wells and a wastewater injection well near a Battlement Mesa mobile home park.

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High rise development, Herons Kingwood Marina, brews tension amid flooding concerns

Flooding, change of identity are among issues raised as project, which includes high-rises and boat docks, come to attention
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First council meeting of year includes new sewer plan

First council meeting of year includes new sewer plan | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The first Wichita Falls City Council meeting of 2019 will include some wrapping up of loose ends from the previous year and a new plan for the city’s sewer system.

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Sugar Land to update flood gauge system with $200K hazard mitigation grant from FEMA

Sugar Land to update flood gauge system with $200K hazard mitigation grant from FEMA | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Jan 10, 2019: During a Jan. 8 meeting, Sugar Land City Council accepted a Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant of $199,990 for the city’s Flood
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Utility Alerts Residents To Massive East Austin Sewage Overflow

Austin Water officials gave details on a sanitary sewer overflow of more than 100,000 gallons detected last week, issuing a series of safety precautions to nearby residents relying on private wells as their water drinking source in the leak's aftermath.

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LCRA might lower Lake LBJ another foot, inch by inch

LCRA might lower Lake LBJ another foot, inch by inch | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS As expected, Lake LBJ reached its targeted level of 4 feet below normal range early Jan. 9. However, more water could be slowly taken out of the lake in the coming days by the Lower Colorado River Authority. After the October flood, the LCRA decided to lower the lake even though …
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Entities turn to new technology to meet water, aquifer demands

As urbanization and climate change are impacting aquifers across the country, officials and municipalities are turning to new technologies to meet water demands. For many entities, investing in Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) systems might be the way to go.

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Flooding, fire, newly-created city topped headlines in for 2018.

Flooding, fire, newly-created city topped headlines in  for 2018. | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

Flooding, fire and the loss of the beloved Bluebonnet Belle topped headlines in The Highlander for 2018.

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