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Linda Christie

Title: Government Affairs Director

Contact: (817)335-2491

NWSA Involvement: Member



Ms. Christie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law.  Linda Christie has served as the Director of Government Affairs at the Tarrant Regional Water District since 2005. She oversees all federal, state and local government strategies and legislation. Ms. Christie supervises the very successful conservation programs for an agency that serves more than two million people in a rapidly growing North Texas area. Prior to joining Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), Ms. Christie practiced banking and real estate law with private firms in Fort Worth. She also served as associate general counsel for both Harris Methodist Health System and Cook Children's Medical Center, specializing in managed care law. Ms. Christie also serves on the board of several professional and philanthropic organizations.



Organization Type: Water Control and Improvement District

Water Supply: TRWD owns 4 major reservoirs and manages water supply operations in 3 reservoirs. Total permitted water supply is approximately 800,000 acre-feet/year. 

Population Served: Over 2.2 million people with a service area population expected to double in the next 50 years.


Water Users: TRWD is a wholesale provider of raw water to over 70 communities. Its four primary customers are the City of Fort Worth, the City of Arlington, Trinity River Authority, and City of Mansfield.

Total Storage Volume: Over 2 million acre-feet.

Key Issues/Challenges: Growth: TRWD needs additional reservoirs, reallocations of flood storage to water supply, and certainty in our existing USACE reservoir contract.

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