Residents often wonder where their drinking water comes from. The water that we use in North Richland Hills comes from several area reservoirs and lakes.
The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) supplies raw water to the City of Fort Worth, Trinity River Authority (TRA) and more than 30 other wholesale customers. The water supplied by TRWD comes from several sources including:
- Lake Bridgeport
- Cedar Creek Reservoir
- Eagle Mountain Lake
- Richland-Chambers Reservoir
- Lake Arlington
- Lake Worth
- Lake Benbrook
Tarrant Regional Water District
City of Fort Worth Water Department
Trinity River Authority
Water Fun Facts
Water & You
- Your body is 2/3 water. Your brain is 3/4 water.
- You could survive about a month without food, but you could only survive 5 or 6 days without water.
- To stay healthy, you need 2 to 3 quarts of water each day.
- The average person takes in about 16,000 gallons of water in his or her lifetime.
- Families turn on the faucet an average of 70 times in one day.
- Every person in America uses about 160 gallons of water a day. During medieval times a person used only 5 gallons per day.
- 2/3 of the water your family uses is used in the bathroom. About 2 gallons of water are used when you brush your teeth. Flushing a toilet requires 2 to 7 gallons of water, and a 10 minute shower can use 25-50 gallons of water.
- About 48,000 gallons of water are used to produce the typical American Thanksgiving dinner for eight people.
Water & Planet Earth
- The most common substance found on Earth is water. Water is the only substance found naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas.
- Less than 1% of all the water on Earth is available or clean enough to drink. The rest is salty or frozen.
- Once evaporated, a water molecule spends ten days in the air.
- Water serves as nature’s thermometer, helping regulate the Earth’s temperature.
- Water makes up 80% of an earthworm, 70% of a chicken and 70% of an elephant. Water also makes up 90% of a tomato, 80% of pineapples and corn and 70% of a tree.
- The amount of water is constant and recycled throughout time.
- A water molecule stays in the ocean for 98 years, in ice for 20 months and in lakes and rivers for 2 weeks.