THE NORTHEAST TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT'S
WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM WEBSITE
This site was created to develop a link to our Clean Rivers Website (netmwd.com), that could be dedicated to information regarding the protection of water quality and things being done by various entities in our basin. With the ever-increasing awareness on a most valuable resource(WATER), the district and other entities in the Cypress Creek Basin are pursuing ways to protect our water resources. This site includes the district's program information and information on other water quality related projects working or being implemented in our basin.
Please visit our Clean Rivers Program Website GO TO: netmwd.com
The Northeast Texas Municipal Water District (NETMWD) operates in Marion,
Morris, Camp, Cass, and Upshur counties. Our Board of Directors consists of
seven members, each member selected by their respective city councils to represent
that city. The seven member cities of the district are Jefferson, Avinger, Ore
City, Daingerfield, Pittsburg, Hughes Springs, and Lone Star. The district is
charged with the orderly development and conservation of the water resources
in the Cypress Basin. It is fully self-supporting and no state funds are allocated
for its basic operations. The district has and always will have a long-standing
commitment to our customer cities and the inhabitants of the Cypress Basin,
including people, animals, and aquatic life.
The Watershed Protection Program was approved by the Board of Directors
in September 2000 as an approach to provide protection of the watershed of Lake
O’ the Pines and provide a distinct connection to the Clean Rivers Program.
The Program was initiated on November 13, 2000, with the addition of Howard
Pafford, NETMWD’s Water Protection Specialist I. The most recent addition to
the watershed protection staff is Ric Blevins, Water Protection Specialist II,
brought on board in February 2002 and Ric is responsible for the solid waste
To assure a successful effort, each project that has been added to the program has a direct connection to a water quality issue. Success,
in terms of actual water quality changes may not be apparent immediately, however water quality changes will be evident within the program's third year. The
program is broken into several projects. Each project plays a role in the monitoring,
correcting and mitigating water quality problems, and in the education of water quality
Staff will continue to find ways to protect the Lake O’ the Pines Watershed,
through grants when they become available, and through public awareness and
education. For questions or if you have a concern about water quality, please
call Howard Pafford or Ric Blevins.
Water Quality Complaints
On-Site Sewage Facilities
Solid Waste Enforcement
Marine Sanitation Devices - Lake O' the Pine