Fort Worth purchases raw water (water received directly from a river or lake) from Tarrant Regional Water District. As a water wholesaler, TRWD does not treat water, but pumps it to their wholesale customers for treatment.
TRWD is one of the largest water suppliers in Texas, with more than 25 wholesale water customers across 10 counties. Other Metroplex customers include Arlington, Mansfield and the Trinity River Authority of Texas.
Current water sources
Fort Worth uses surface water from six sources. The West Fork system includes Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth. The East Texas reservoirs are Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers. Benbrook Lake is another water source.
The City of Fort Worth owns Lake Worth, and Benbrook Lake is the responsibility of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The other four lakes are owned and operated by Tarrant Regional Water District.
Water Supply Planning
In 1997, under the leadership of then Lt. Governor Bob Bullock, the Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill One. Senate Bill One called for a system of regional and statewide water supply planning managed by the Texas Water Development Board. Texas’ 254 counties were divided into 16 regional water planning groups. Each regional group was tasked with developing a regional water plan. Each regional water plan is incorporated into a comprehensive state water plan by the Texas Water Development Board. The regional and statewide plans are updated every five years.
The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant Regional Water District are active participants in the Region C Regional Water Planning Group. Region C consists of the counties comprising the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex. Planning is performed on a fifty-year planning horizon. The current regional water plan identifies water supply strategies through the year 2060.
- Protect your pipes before freezing temperatures get here
- New hours for Water Department's call center
Report Emergencies (24-hours)
(water main breaks, sewer backups)
817-392-4477 Select Option 1
Call Center - Non-emergency
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday
(Closed City Holidays) 817-392-4477 Select Option 1
P. O. Box 870
Fort Worth, TX 76101
- Report Illegal Connections
- Report Other Water Related Issues
- Report Water Waste
- Request a Speaker
- Report a problem with the H2Online Water payment website
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