Development Excellence For the future of North Central Texas

The Center of Development Excellence is addressing the many issues that will impact the region as its population grows including, but not limited to, transportation, air quality, water supply, and the environment.

water supply
  • By 2050, based on population growth and water use, the Dallas/Fort Worth area will require 2.2 billion gallons per day (gpd)
  • Currently available resources can provide 1.6 billion gpd, representing a 32 percent shortfall
  • Satisfying demand will require:
  • Development of a major lake in East Texas and/or purchase of developed water from Oklahoma or other Texas sources
  • Increased reuse of treated wastewater
  • Local programs to use water more effectively and efficiently