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Groves wants to work with residents to solve drainage issues

Groves wants to work with residents to solve drainage issues | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Right now, Groves is working to pick up after Harvey and heavy rainfall.Leaves, litter and debris still line dozens of streets.With debris and leaves, comes packed drainage ditches. An issue the city is working to resolve.Right now, the city doesn't force
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exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas
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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City of Matador under boil water notice due to main break

A break to the city’s main water line has caused a boil water notice for the Motley County town of Matador.
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Marble Falls Town Hall meeting to probe October flood response

 From water and infrastructure provisions to public health and safety response, an upcoming Marble Falls Town Hall Meeting will examine the municipality's response and community's recovery in the wake of the October flood event.

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I-35 project could cause drainage issues near downtown Waco

A 1989 flood that submerged apartments and swept vehicles down Waco Creek would pale in comparison to flooding a storm of the same scope would bring if drainage issues associated with a plan to widen Interstate 35 are not addressed, officials said Thursday.

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Kane Beef reopens after temporary shut down

Kane Beef reopens after temporary shut down | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
The facility was shutdown on Jan. 18, due to a problem with the plant’s wastewater system.
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Kane Beef at risk of disconnected services for unauthorized discharge

The Kane Beef processing facility is temporarily shut down, according to city officials. A city of Corpus Christi inspection found the company was discharging unauthorized waste into the city's wastewater system. While the plant remains on the city’s wastewater system, a line has been sealed so that it now cannot discharge any processed waste.

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Army Corps extends deadline to comment on high rise planned in Kingwood

Army Corps extends deadline to comment on high rise planned in Kingwood | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
The public comment period for The Herons Kingwood Marina will now end on March 1, or 30 days after the original Jan. 31 deadline.
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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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Early city council finalizes water treatment plant projects

After months of delays the Early City Council finalized annexing and rezoning property connected with its $6.8 million water treatment facility.

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Vernon city leaders approve selling of treated and raw water to the Hines community

Vernon city leaders approve selling of treated and raw water to the Hines community | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Vernon city officials have approved a contract with Red River Authority of Texas for the selling of treated and raw water.
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City of Bronte settles lawsuit over Oak Creek Reservoir lease

A year-long lawsuit laid against the City of Bronte has come to an end with a settlement agreement approved by the City Council on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

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GBRA Board Of Directors Announces Election Of 2019 Chairman, Officers

GBRA Board Of Directors Announces Election Of 2019 Chairman, Officers | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
SEGUIN, Texas – The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) board of directors elected Dennis L. Patillo of Victoria as chairman of the nine-member governing body at its first meeting of the year, Jan
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Avanti Initiates 50-Year Warranty for Grout

Avanti Initiates 50-Year Warranty for Grout | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Avanti International has announced a 50-year product warranty on the company’s AV-100 chemical grout. AV-100 is an ultra-low viscosity, chemically reactive gel primarily used to seal municipal wastewater collection systems from infiltrations. “For 40 years,…
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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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