At Buzz Custom Fence, we love to make a difference in our community. Often we contribute to the happiness of individuals by building residential fences around family homes, or to the welfare of companies by building security fences. But sometimes we get to partner in larger-scale projects that benefit thousands of people. Or, in the case of the especially exciting project we’re about to describe, millions.
In 2015, the Texas Water Development Board awarded the Tarrant Regional Water District $440 million in low-interest loans to build a 150-mile pipeline from East Texas to Tarrant County. The $2.3 billion Integrated Pipeline Project is a partnership between the TRWD and the city of Dallas, and aims to meet household water needs and protect Texas citizens from drought for several decades. When finished, the 108-inch pipeline will route 200 million gallons’ worth of water per day from Lake Palestine, the Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek reservoirs in East Texas to Tarrant County and Dallas.
What does Buzz have to do with water distribution? We’re not the heroes here, but one of many supporting actors who will make the pipeline project a success. We’ll be providing fencing along the 150-mile pipeline and building the containment systems.
About the Tarrant Water District
So who are these residents that we’ll help keep from getting too thirsty? The water district serves the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield and the Trinity River Authority, plus some municipal, industrial and irrigation customers. The water already comes from the Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek reservoirs, but the new pipeline will increase the amount available and also route water from Lake Palestine to Tarrant County and Dallas.
Forecasters estimate that combining the needs of Tarrant County and the city of Dallas with this pipeline project will save ratepayers $500 million. At Buzz, we’re proud to take part in this important project.