Public comment period through March 3
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and the Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Partnership announce the opening of the formal public comment period for the draft Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Protection Plan (Draft Plan). Comments will be accepted February 1 – March 3, 2022. A copy of the Draft Plan is available for download on the Bois d’Arc Lake website at: www.BoisdArcLake.org/watershed.
The public is welcome to view a hard copy of the Draft Plan and submit comments in writing at the Bois d’Arc Lake Operations Center located at 4989 FM 897 Dodd City, TX 75438 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from February 1 – March 3, 2022.
David Cowan, NTMWD Watershed Manager, said, “We encourage stakeholders to submit comments to ensure the Draft Plan accurately reflects their ideas and vision for protecting water quality in Bois d’Arc Lake. Once we’ve received and reviewed all comments, NTMWD and the Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Partnership will move forward with implementation of the Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Protection Plan.”
Comments on the Draft Plan may be also be submitted on the Bois d’Arc Lake website at www.BoisdArcLake.org/watershed, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing David Cowan, Watershed Manager at NTMWD, 851 Forrest Ross Rd, Wylie, TX 75098.
Bois d’Arc Lake’s primary purpose is to provide drinking water to more than two million people in North Texas communities served by NTMWD, including Fannin County. Protecting water quality is important to preserving this critical water supply, especially as changes in land use and development occur in the watershed.
The implementation measures outlined in the Draft Plan are voluntary, and are aimed at providing increased educational programming and financial and technical resources to local stakeholders.
“Thanks to the avid participation and dedication of local stakeholders in the Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Partnership, this Draft Plan has been developed to proactively protect water quality and help prevent degradation in the future,” Cowan said.
Key area partners supporting the Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Protection Plan efforts include Fannin County, Fannin County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cities of Bonham and Honey Grove. NTMWD has also worked closely with the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Texas Water Resources Institute throughout development of the Draft Plan.
For more information on the Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Protection plan and public comment period, contact David Cowan at 469-626-4416 or email@example.com.
Wayne Larson, Director of Communications
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) was created in 1951 as a special district of the state. Today, NTMWD is a regional wholesale provider of water, wastewater and solid waste disposal services for approximately two million residents across 10 counties – a service territory covering 2,200 square miles. With an annual operations budget of $570 million and 900 employees, NTMWD serves about 80 communities with drinking water, more than 1.4 million people with wastewater collection and treatment, about 930,000 people with waste management services, and operates one of the largest advanced water treatment plants with a capacity of 876 million gallons per day.