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TRWD extending public comment period for proposed General Ordinance changes

Posted Sept. 1, 2020

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is extending the deadline to receive public comments for proposed changes to its General Ordinance to Nov. 30. A vote by the TRWD Board will not take place until after the extended public comment period has ended.

“We appreciate the positive dialogue we have had with our stakeholders so far during this process,” said Jack Stevens, TRWD’s board president. “The district is committed to extending the comment period to ensure we have the feedback we need to make an informed decision on these proposed changes.”

The proposed change to the ordinance is to ensure the water throughout TRWD’s service area and in the Trinity River remains clean and free of pollution, Stevens said.

The district’s General Ordinance regulates the water and land under TRWD jurisdiction. It is used to protect water quality, district lands, properties, buildings and to regulate the use of lands around TRWD reservoirs and the Fort Worth floodway and the reservoirs and floodway themselves for recreation and business purposes.

The district’s Commercial Facilities Ordinance provides minimum standards for operating and maintaining commercial facilities on district land or waters to protect public use, access and safety and to maintain good water and environmental quality.

The original public notice was posted on the TRWD website on Aug. 21 with the public comment period ending Sept. 15. An updated version of the proposed ordinance that addresses some of the feedback already received is located on the TRWD website.

The public can also submit comments regarding the proposed ordinances to TRWD by email or mail to: Tarrant Regional Water District, Attn: Ordinance Update, 800 E. Northside Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

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