Trinity River Authority of Texas Honors Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for Her Legislative Efforts to Bring New Water Supply Storage to North Texas
Congresswoman Johnson pictured with Kevin Ward, TRA General Manger & TRA Board President David Leonard
Dallas, Texas – (Wednesday, October 27, 2016) – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was honored by the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) Board of Directors at TRA’s regular board meeting on Oct. 26 for her efforts and support toward pursuing federal legislation that will activate new water supply storage at Joe Pool Lake, located in Grand Prairie, Texas, for use in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
“It is always good to see the fruits of our labor reap benefits for Texas,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “It was a collaborative effort that involved other members of the Texas delegation and other members of the House, and I’d like to personally thank them for helping to see this worthwhile effort through.”
“The process that led up to today has taken years of effort by Rep. Johnson and her staff,” said Kevin Ward, TRA’s general manager. “TRA is grateful for her leadership.”
The Senate and the House of Representatives each passed a version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which reduced TRA’s interest obligation related to the construction of new water supply storage at Joe Pool Lake, which will go a long way toward enriching the North Texas area.
About Trinity River Authority
The Trinity River Authority of Texas is a conservation and reclamation district providing wastewater and water treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities, for municipalities within the nearly 18,000-square-mile Trinity River basin. TRA also maintains a master plan for basin-wide development and serves as a local sponsor for federal water projects. Each TRA operating project is an independent financial entity, and TRA receives no tax revenues or appropriations.