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State's first new reservoir in 30 years will supply water to rapidly growing North Texas

State's first new reservoir in 30 years will supply water to rapidly growing North Texas | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given the green light to the state's first new reservoir in 30 years, a project expected to meet the water needs of North Texas' rapidly growing population for years to come.

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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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All outdoor water use banned in Austin to restore city's supply

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In addition to a boil water notice, Austin is strongly urging residents to conserve water as treatment plants that serve the city are working at a less-than-normal capacity. Flooding and recent rains have stirred up silt and debris, and it's making it harder for the plants to treat the water.

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Temple suffered more wastewater spills

Excessive rainwater caused three more Temple wastewater overflows last week.

According to a city news release, the spills occurred Friday between Westwood Road and Bird Creek Drive.

About 121,957 gallons of wastewater overflowed at 2402 S. 61st St. Another 122,500 spilled at 2501 Westwood Road and 12,600 spilled at 2505 Westwood Road.

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Port Lavaca to weigh water treatment plant options

The Port Lavaca City Council will discuss Monday whether to refurbish or replace its water treatment plant.

The plant was built between 30 and 40 years ago, is managed by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and provides millions of gallons of water to residents and businesses daily, said Mayor Jack Whitlow.

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Lake Travis reaches historic levels, at 704.23 feet it's the fifth highest level

Lake Travis reaches historic levels, at 704.23 feet it's the fifth highest level | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News Lake Travis hits 704.39 feet above mean sea level at noontime on Saturday, Oct. 20 and by 9 p.m., it was down slightly to 704.14. At 146 percent full, Lake Travis is at a historical high — the 5th highest level on record. This is higher than July 6, …
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TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY REPORTS A WASTEWATER OVERFLOW IN MIDLOTHIAN

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Trinity River Authority’s Mountain Creek Regional Wastewater System plant experienced an overflow on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 a.m. The overflow occurred at 1717 Auger Road in Midlothian. The overflow was caused by a hydraulic overload in the system due to widespread, heavy rainfall.

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 overflows will be reported to TCEQ.

 

The overflow is very diluted and is being monitored. No public drinking water supplies have been threatened or contaminated by this overflow. The public is reminded to avoid contact with waste material, soil or water near the affected areas.

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Horseshoe Bend braces for flooding as county judge urges residents to 'get out'

PARKER COUNTY, Texas — With more rain expected over the next 48 hours, homeowners in flood-prone Horseshoe Bend are bracing for flooding.

"I'm having my stuff ready to load on my trailers, and my motor home ready to go to get up on higher ground," Charlie Walker said on Wednesday night.

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After constant rain, city calls off voluntary water conservation

Several inches of rain that accumulated last week led to the city to end its call for residents to voluntarily conserve water.

Cove initiated a drought awareness campaign Aug. 3, and issued a voluntary water conservation request in response to anticipated drought conditions.

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Flower Mound approves plan to irrigate Lakeside area with treated wastewater

Flower Mound will soon be able to use shower water to irrigate the grass in the southern end of town.

Monday the Town Council approved the Lakeside Reuse Water Master Plan, which will provide a guide for using treated wastewater for irrigation in areas such as Lakeside Business District and Bakersfield Park.

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Water releases to increase at Canyon Lake over coming days

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Wednesday that there will be an increase in water releases from Canyon Lake due to rising water. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority said the lake is expected to rise an additional five feet in the coming days. As a result, releases will increase to approximately 700 cubic feet per second until Friday, October 19.
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LCRA warns residents near Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake

Four more flood gates could open at Mansfield Dam in the next 24 hours, which could bring flooding conditions for residents along Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake and beyond.

At a livestreamed press conference Wednesday afternoon, Lower Colorado River Authority General Manager Phil Wilson said people living along Lake Austin should prepare for rising waters.

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Sewer problems create big cleanup, Temple has long-range solution

TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) -The City of Temple notified both state and federal environmental officials of two big wastewater overflows in the city on Wednesday.One came to more than 230,000 gallons, while the other measured almost 100,000 gallons. Megen Gildon takes solace in knowing her son and his football team have a safe place to play.

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Water level at high-risk Lewisville Lake dam is being closely monitored after record rainfall 

Officials are keeping a close eye on the Lewisville Lake dam, where water level has been rising after several days of downpours on top of record rainfall this season.

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200,000 gallons of wastewater spilled, City of Ranger cited

The City of Ranger has been cited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality after 200,000 gallons of semi-treated wastewater was spilled. According to the city, the wastewater flowed over the retainer walls at the treatment plant on Garrett Street and onto the city's recycling center next door. The spill was blamed on excessive rainfall and the failure of two effluent pump motors. The city said it was able to restore one of the pumps and is pulling the other for repair.
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City of Round Rock water customers unaffected by Austin boil notice

The City of Austin issued a boil water notice Monday morning; however, none of City of Round Rock’s water is treated through the City of Austin’s water treatment system. “Historic flood waters flowing into our water supply lakes contain very high levels of silt that makes it challenging for the water plants to produce the volume of water needed to supply customers at this time,” according to a news release from the City of AustinCustomers of the City of Austin Water Utility receive their drinking water from the Colorado River as it flows into Lake Austin.

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Austin Residents Urged To Reduce Water Use After Flooding

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Utility officials on Sunday urged residents to reduce water usage as they seek to remove dirt and waste at treatment plants resulting from last week's heavy rains.Austin Water officials said water at the Highland Lakes has increased in cloudiness due to debris, mud and silt that flowed in greater volumesthan normal into the Colorado River amid historic floods that swept through the Central Texas region last week.

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Flood mitigation priority for Montgomery County judge candidates

As one of the fastest growing counties in the state, the incoming county judge will need to hit the ground running as mobility, flood mitigation and infrastructure top the lists as most pressing issues.

Republican Mark Keough, who ousted incumbent Craig Doyal in March Republican Primary, is facing Democrat Jay Stittleburg for the top spot in Montgomery County.

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Palmview seeks to regain rights to provide water, sewer within city

PALMVIEW — The city has authorized their attorney to apply for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Public Utilities Commission of Texas which would grant them the rights to provide water and wastewater services to an area within the city.

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Residents near Trinity River told to evacuate

Liberty County Emergency Management officials are recommending that residents along the Trinity River evacuate as the Trinity River Authority is releasing large amounts of water from the Livingston Dam into the river.
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Austin Officials Unsure About Longhorn Dam Capacity

Austin and Travis County launched their joint emergency operations center Thursday, bringing all first response teams together to handle the flood."We have APD patrolling to see which low water crossings may need to be closed," said Angel Flores with the City of Austin's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department. 

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City Council discusses wastewater challenges, improvements

Four hundred miles of pipes snakes through Temple to make up its wastewater collection system. Growth and aging infrastructure has led the city to undergo an extensive set of projects to maintain and upgrade the system.

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SJRA begins controlled release of water from Lake Conroe

The San Jacinto River Authority is releasing water from Lake Conroe after recent rains have caused the lake to rise above its normal pool.According to the SJRA website, as of noon Wednesday, officials were releasing about 1,059 cubic feet of water per second. Officials began the controlled release to pass a portion of the inflows coming into the lake at 2 a.m. The site indicates the lake is at 201.4 feet. Normal pool for the lake is 201 feet.

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54,000 gallons of raw sewage spills into Rowlett Creek

Heavy rains across Rowlett and Garland led to a sanitary sewer overflow from a manhole approximately 1,000 feet west of Dexham Road and approximately 3600 feet north of Miller Road. The overflow started around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and is reported to have stopped around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

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Heavy rainfall causes wastewater overflow at 4 Richardson locations

A press release issued this morning warned of potential contamination of private supply wells after heavy rainfall caused an overflow of wastewater at four locations within the city’s collection system.An estimated 100,000 gallons of domestic wastewater was discharged at each location within the past two days, the release said. Affected drainage systems include Prairie Creek, Floyd Branch, Nantucket Branch and Duck Creek.

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'Simply not flushable': Thousands of pounds of wipes clog sewer system

'Simply not flushable': Thousands of pounds of wipes clog sewer system | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

Unbelievable images out of South Carolina show how wipes can wreak havoc on a sewer system.

WCSC reports baby wipes clogged a series of large pumps last week at the Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Charleston.

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TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY REPORTS A WASTEWATER OVERFLOW

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Trinity River Authority Central Regional Wastewater System plant experienced an overflow on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. The overflow occurred at 1925 W. Hunter Ferrell Road in Grand Prairie. The overflow was caused by a hydraulic overload in the system due to widespread, heavy rainfall.

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 overflows will be reported to TCEQ.

The overflow is very diluted and is being monitored. No public drinking water supplies have been threatened or contaminated by this overflow. The public is reminded to avoid contact with waste material, soil or water near the affected areas.

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