Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) was founded more than 30 years ago to meet the water needs of the Denton County area.
In 1986, a number of local Denton County cities and utilities began to meet with the City of Dallas to discuss future water supplies. The founders recognized the need for regional collaboration on water, wastewater and solid waste services. Local leaders believed a new, independent district with fresh ideas could provide services needed by a growing region. Support from their cities was unanimous, and approximately 30 cities and utilities initiated a regional plan to create an independent water district. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) awarded a grant to help develop the plan, and the legislature passed it in 1989. On June 6, 1989, the governor signed the bill, and UTRWD was born.