CORSICANA — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017, at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana.

The guest speaker was Buckley Butler, Reservoir Manager for Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers Reservoirs. He works for Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) which has authority from the State of Texas to provide water supply to its customers.

TRWD is the largest water district in the state of Texas. The TRWD provides water for 1.7 million people in 11 counties. The City of Fort Worth is their primary customer. TRWD provides some water to the City of Arlington. It is up to the cities to treat the water for their clients. TRWD does put chemicals in the water just to manage their pipelines.

Richland-Chambers reservoir has a water surface area 45,000 acres, and Cedar Creek reservoir has 34,000 surface acres, but Richland-Chambers reservoir contains twice as much water as Cedar Creek. Texas Parks and Wildlife games wardens enforce state laws on the water surfaces of both reservoirs.

A 72-inch diameter pipeline was built from Cedar Creek Reservoir to Kennedale's balancing reservoir, and a 90-inch diameter was built from Richland-Chambers Reservoir to the balancing reservoir in Kennedale. This balancing reservoir can release water into Village Creek that flows into Lake Arlington in addition to supply water to Ft. Worth water treatment plant.

Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) is currently working on a 108-inch pipeline from Lake Palestine to Cedar Creek Reservoir. DWU and TRWD will share pipelines and pump stations to deliver water to Joe Pool Lake where DWU will deliver the water to its customers. The completion date is estimated two years from now.