North Texas Municipal Water District

Haystacks dot the landscape in rural Fannin County, TX, on Sept. 7, 2016. Hundreds of acres of farmland will be flooded within the next few years if a state-approved plan to create a reservoir goes forward.
George Hale

The U.S. House of Representatives has moved the creation of a delayed Fannin County reservoir one step closer construction.

According to "mitigation" requirements, all bottomland hardwood forest and wetlands destroyed by a new lake must be offset with similar lands elsewhere being protected from development.
George Hale

Next month, Fannin County is set to approve a comprehensive plan for developing thousands of acres of expensive lakefront property. One problem: There’s no lake. But that’s not stopping it from pushing ahead anyway. Officials say the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek reservoir will be open for business by the time the government gets around to approving it. And that’s putting a spotlight on the high-stakes struggle for control of water resources throughout northeast Texas.

NTMWD Will Raise Water Rates Again

Sep 16, 2016
The North Texas Municipal Water District serves suburban and rural areas north and east of Dallas.

Northeast Texas water customers can expect a rate hike next year. The North Texas Municipal Water District’s (NTMWD) 2017 budget raises rates across its 10-county area by 24 cents, to $2.53 per 1,000 gallons.

George Hale

In Fannin County, construction of what would be the newest lake in Texas is a year behind schedule. Supporters of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir say that delay is bad news for the communities north of Dallas that would get water from the lake. But for some North Texas families, it's borrowed time to save their farms and livelihoods from the coming floods. KETR’s George Hale reports.

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Lake Fork, which sits about 90 miles east of Dallas, will play an increasing role in meeting the water needs of the city and its thirsty, rapidly growing suburbs.

A report in the Nov. 19 Rains County Leader details the short-term and long-term plans to use Lake Fork water in the metro Dallas area, which were discussed at a meeting Of the lake Fork Sportsman Association on Nov. 12 in Emory.

20K acre-feet withdrawal pending pump completion

Come June, NTMWD customers can water twice weekly

May 25, 2012
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

DALLAS - Spring rains that have filled Lakes Lavon, Jim Chapman, Tawakoni and Bonham within the North Texas Municipal Water District result in eased restrictions.

Improved water levels lead to fewer restrictions

Apr 2, 2012
Map of the NTMWD service area.

Customers of the North Texas Municipal Water District can now water their lawns once every week, as opposed to waiting every other week.

Map of the NTMWD service area.

Stage 3 enhanced of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s conservation and drought contingency plan remains in effect.

More water conservation measures taken locally

Oct 25, 2011

FRANKLIN COUNTY - The Franklin County Water District has enacted a drought contingency plan because Lake Cypress Springs has dropped to 81 percent normal capacity.