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We absolutely love this stunning photo taken by Roxanne Quiroz while she was jogging along the Trinity River.... http://fb.me/3t8qOW3xB ;

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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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West Harris County residents may pay more for water

West Harris County residents may expect to see the cost of the water they use increase next year. At its September meeting, the nine-member West Harris County Regional Water Authority board of directors authorized distributing notice of a proposed rate increase.
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TWDB Approves $18M For Wastewater System Projects

Austin (Travis County) — Financial agreements worth over $18 million were arranged last week by the Texas Water Development Board for wastewater system projects in three communities.

The City of Gatesville in Coryell County was approved for $10 million in financial assistance. The Laguna Madre Water District in Cameron County was approved for over $5.4 million, and the City of Dublin in Erath County was approved for $2.9 million.

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TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY REPORTS A WASTEWATER OVERFLOW AT ITS RED OAK CREEK PLANT

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Red Oak Creek Regional Wastewater System plant, located at 908 Bells Chapel Road in Red Oak, flooded beginning at 7:07 a.m. on Sept. 22. The plant was unable to receive any wastewater flows. Recent heavy, widespread rainfall caused flood waters to enter the plant, which caused a power outage and collection system overflow conditions. Crews are working to restore power and get the plant’s electrical system back up and running.

All wastewater overflows in excess of 100,000 gallons must be reported to TCEQ, the public and other designated public officials. The final estimated quantity of the water that was unable to reach the plant will be reported to TCEQ.

No public drinking water supplies were threatened or contaminated by this overflow. TRA has notified all required city, county and state officials.

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Argyle raising wastewater rate 

The town of Argyle is raising its wastewater rate by 15 percent.

The town cited increasing demands on its wastewater infrastructure and additional treatment costs as the reason for the rate hike of $5.41 on the minimum bill, according to a town news release.

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First sand dredged from San Jacinto River yesterday

After multiple set-backs, crews were finally able to begin dredging the West Fork of the San Jacinto River on Thursday, Sept. 21.

This is the first of two dredges that will carry out the removal of nearly 2 million cubic yards of shoal material along an approximately 2-mile stretch of the West Fork.

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Texas Water Development Board Approves Wastewater System Projects

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Water Development Board today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $5,425,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the Laguna Madre Water District (Cameron County). The District will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction costs associated with a multi-phase wastewater system improvement project.

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San Benito faces $113,600 fine over sewer discharge

SAN BENITO — The city is facing another state fine stemming from its sewer discharges.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently fined the city $113,600 resulting from sewer discharges containing unacceptable levels of pollutants.

 

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LCRA could see changes following sunset review

The Lower Colorado River Authority is in the midst of its first sunset review, which could result in the Texas Legislature mandating the entity make changes to its performance and mission. According to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, the sunset process involves assessing a state agency or program and making recommendations to the Texas Legislature.

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Recent rain trash San Antonio River

SAN ANTONIO —- Anyone that has ventured lately along Mission Reach on the San Antonio River may have noticed trash piling up.

The recent rains have been generous to the area, but its also washed some unwanted things to the city's Southside.

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Lone Star Ground Water Conservation District sends draft plan to state 

In split vote, the Lone Star Ground Water Conservation District board approved a resolution to submit a draft version of its updated groundwater management plan to the Texas Water Development Board leaving the plan for the new board to finalize in November.

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UTSA and Cibolo Preserve renew research collaboration agreement | UTSA Today | UTSA | The University of Texas at San Antonio

UTSA and Cibolo Preserve renew research collaboration agreement | UTSA Today | UTSA | The University of Texas at San Antonio | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
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The UTSA Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise (VPREDKE) and the Cibolo Preserve have renewed their research collaboration master agreement for another five years. Cibolo Preserve, a Texas charitable foundation/nonprofit, allows UTSA faculty, staff and students the controlled access to observe, instruct and conduct research per an application and vetting process managed by the VPREDKE.

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Raw, untreated water sample from well indicates presence of E. coli bacteria, SAWS says

SAN ANTONIO - A raw, untreated water sample from a well near Bear Creek Drive indicated the presence of E. coli bacteria during standard water quality sampling, according to San Antonio Water System.Water officials said the well is in far west San Antonio, between West Military Drive and Loop 1604, south of Marbach Road and north of Highway 90 West

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Hundreds of dead fish wash up on Texas beach, waters test positive for red tide

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Hundreds of fish washed up on the beach in Packery Channel, betweenPadre Island and Mustang Island, on Wednesday.

Texas Parks and Wildlife tested the water along the beachfront following the fish kill, consisting mainly of gizzard shad, and identified a localized red tide bloom.

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Temple City Council approves contract for sewer design

The Temple City Council took another step forward last week on its extensive plan to address aging wastewater infrastructure.

The Council approved a contract worth nearly $900,000 for final design and bidding services on the Knob Creek trunk sewer improvements.

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TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY REPORTS SEVEN WASTEWATER OVERFLOWS

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Central Regional Wastewater System plant experienced seven overflows on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the following times and locations:

  1. 8:48 a.m. – 1521 Royal Lane, Dallas
  2. 8:55 a.m. – 11994 Luna Road, Farmers Branch
  3. 9:35 a.m. – 1488 Valwood Parkway, Carrollton
  4. 9:54 a.m. – 1973 Diplomat Drive, Farmers Branch
  5. 10:55 a.m. – 3199 Proctor Street, Irving
  6. 10:55 a.m. – 3599 International Place, Irving
  7. 1:36 p.m. – 6500 West Singleton Boulevard, Dallas

 

The overflows occurred when heavy, widespread rain caused hydraulic overloading of the collection system.

All wastewater overflows in excess of 100,000 gallons must be reported to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the public and other designated public officials. The final estimated quantity of the overflows will be reported to TCEQ.

No public drinking water supplies have been threatened or contaminated by this overflow; no aquatic life has been affected. The public is reminded to avoid contact with waste material, soil or water near the affected area.

TRA has notified all required city, county and state officials.

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A plea for clean and clear Corpus Christi water bills

For the past several months, various residents of Corpus Christi have appeared before the City Council complaining about their water bills. What my utility bills indicate is that a primary problem for residents is the new way that the wastewater is being charged. 

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Flooding causes sanitary sewage overflow in two Plano locations

The city of Plano reported two sanitary sewer overflows Saturday. 

The estimated overflow volume in the 3100 block of San Simeon Way is 100,000 gallons. The wastewater is flowing into Spring Creek. Once the flow is contained, Plano Public Works Department personnel will walk the creek to verify no adverse effects to water or aquatic life.

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Our awesome first entry for the Trinity River Authority of Texas Art Contest. Good luck Paisley!

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Gatesville to receive $10 million loan for wastewater improvements

The Texas Water Development Board on Thursday approved by resolution $10 million in financial assistance to the city of Gatesville to expand the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

The financial assistance comes from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Gatesville will use the funds to finance the planning, acquisition, design and construction costs associated with improvements to the wastewater system, according to a TWDB news release.

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San Antonio crews working to clear trash from waterways ahead of weekend rain

In what should be the city's most pristine play places, work crews with more than 50 people are struggling all over town to remove putrid mats of rotting trash from local waterways.

In Martin Luther King Park, for example, sections of Salado Creek are awash in large mats of floatable, manmade debris.

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Pump station shutdown set for Sept. 25-28, restricted water use encouraged in Celina

To accommodate TxDOT's widening of FM 720 between Martop Road and U.S. Highway 380, Upper Trinity Regional Water District has been making necessary modifications to its water transmission pipelines along FM 720.

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Bastrop grassroots opposition mounts against LCRA groundwater request

When David Teuscher bought property in Bastrop County in 2014, it was intended to be a place that would stay in his family for generations. But earlier this summer, as word spread about a proposal to pump billions of gallons of groundwater to sell to the swelling cities along Interstate 35, Teuscher grew concerned.

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Floating nuclear plant to be dismantled in Texas - Washington Times

Floating nuclear plant to be dismantled in Texas - Washington Times | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Crews in Galveston have completed work on a World War II-era military cargo ship that previously served as a barge-mounted nuclear reactor.
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TWRI to hold meeting on improving water quality on Cibolo Creek

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Grace Bible Church, 390 Farm-to-Market Road  1346 in La Vernia. […]
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Who pays for damage to Richardson homes flooded by water pipe break? 

At one corner of a tony Richardson neighborhood deluged last month by a Noah-sized flood, residents coping with the aftermath of cascading water choked back tears.

“You work so hard to have a home,” said resident Brenda Neary, who described an “explosion” of water when a 37-year old water main suddenly broke near the city’s Breckinridge Park.

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