Historic Milestone for NTMWD’s Proposed Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir

Lissa Gregg

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) granted the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) a water right permit for the proposed Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir. The proposed project, located in Fannin County, is part of NTMWD’s multi-faceted water supply strategy, which also includes continued conservation and expanding reuse efforts to meet growing water needs.

Within the next fifty years, the District’s population is expected to more than double to about 3.6 million people. Tom Kula, Executive Director of NTMWD states, “This is a huge step toward the goal of ensuring that our children, and our children’s children will have the quantity and quality of water they need.”

While this is a major step towards ensuring future water supplies, the project doesn’t have the green light just yet. The District will still need to receive Clean Water Act section 404 permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to allow construction of the dam. This process is currently underway and is being diligently pursued by NTMWD with USACE and other participating agencies.

“Our team is focused on building an environmentally responsible project and continuing to provide a reliable water supply to residents and businesses for decades to come … the future of north Texas depends on it,” says Kula.

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