XTO NOTICE, May 21, 2015:
May 21. 2015
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
A brief release of natural gas occurred at the Elkins padsite earlier today as a
result of normal wear on the wellhead choke.
At approximately 8:30 AM an XTO lease operator received a text from a
contract gas well inspector advising of a neighbor’s complaint about
at the Elkins pad. Shortly thereafter the XTO lease operator arrived at the
location and determined that through normal flow of production at the Elkins
#1H the wellhead choke had cut through a small portion of the choke body
causing a brief release of natural gas and the activation of the automatic
shut-in control system. After the brief release a loud sound of gas flowing from
the separator to the on-site compressor may have been experienced but no
release occurred after the well was automatically shut in. A Dalworthington
Gardens public safety officer arrived at the location with the XTO lease
operator and tested the area around the wells with a gas meter to ensure that
the release was contained and no dangerous conditions existed. At no time
during the event was there a risk to the health or safety of the nearby
XTO will replace the choke and resume production operations as soon as
Mayor - Michael Tedder
City of Dalworthington Gardens
City Clean-Up Day is scheduled!
Saturday, June 13, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Please remember NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS will be accepted.
Movie in the Park- June 19, 2015!
"Toy Story 2" will be begin a little after 9:00 pm. Bring your blankets &
chairs and come early for free BBQ! See the flyer below for more details.
May 9, 2015 General Election Results
Click the following link to view the results: General Election Final
Dam Inspection Response from TCEQ
click the following link to read response:TCEQ Response
NOTICE: Fort Worth Water News release
Customers may detect change in taste & odor of drinking water.
Click the following link to read the notice: FW Water News Release
It has been brought to the city’s attention that some residents are setting
their trash and recycling out days before the actual pick-up day. City
Code 13.03.005 states that all containers shall be placed at the prescribed
locations not later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of scheduled collection. In
this regard, it shall be unlawful for any customer to place any container of
garbage at said location prior to the day of scheduled collection.
**Citizen reported run-off around Pappy Elkins. The run-off was tested.
Click on the link below to view the results.
Inspections of the XTO pad site are being
completed on a montly basis. To view
the inspection reports, click on the links
The following information is from the Tarrant Regional Water District.
North Texas continues to be in the grips of severe to extreme drought
conditions. Rainfall for 2014 was close to 15 inches below average resulting in
one of the driest years on record.
The Tarrant County District reservoir storage is currently holding at 61.5%. For
now, rains and low customer demands are helping to keep lake levels above
the Stage 2 drought trigger of 60%.
However, the probability that we will reach the 60% drought trigger within the
coming weeks remains high.
Stage 2 drought restrictions have the same water use limitations as in Stage 1,
with the exception of landscape irrigation being limited to no more than once
per week. A preliminary landscape irrigation schedule has been included in the
attached water supply update. Please click below, for further information and
the update. Tarrant County Water/Drought update
DWG Ad Hoc Restoration Committee
Citizens are encouraged to share their ideas with the Ad Hoc
Restoration Committee. You may submit ideas and suggestions
to the committee at www.DWGcitypark.com or email them at
comments@DWGcitypark.com. The linked website is not owned or controlled by
the City of DWG, and the link is only for informational purposes. The City does
not endorse or adopt any views or statements expressed on the linked
XTO is in the final phase of construction at the Elkins site in Dalworthington
Gardens. XTO is also resuming production of the existing gas wells at this site.
Currently, two of the new wells are flowing to the sales meter, and XTO
expects to begin production for the other two new wells on Oct. 9 During
these activities, you may experience an elevated sound level, muffled sounds
of engines and some trucks accessing and exiting the site. These fully
supervised activities are completely normal with this phase of production
operations. XTO expects to conclude the activities as soon as practical.
DWG/Elkins/Veterans – Work Scope: New Well Hookup and Pad Rebuild
Continue work on separators and separator containment. We will be working
Roustabouts on location – Dressing out separators, building containment and
installing containment walls, landing separators, digging and installing flow lines.
Companies: Affirm (roustabouts and welder), Renegade (crane), Global Logic
Equipment: Crane, Backhoe
XTO has completed the shallow excavation and lined the area for the
produced water tank containment. Beginning Monday, Sept. 8th, XTO will set
the production tanks and begin the plumbing work for the steel piping
between the wells, separators and produced water tanks. The following should
be expected: truck traffic, welding, grinding and related pipefitting activities
while XTO installs and pressure test these vessels over the next two weeks.
For XTO lease information and past oil and gas correspondence, please go to
the City Council tab (where agendas and minutes are located) and scroll down
to the bottom of the page.
Oil and Gas Inspector Update
The City has just received the final inspection from the city's oil and gas
inspector. Please click on the following link to view the report.
TCEQ Water Quarterly Reports
By law, the City must notify citizens of the unsuccessful transmission of
quarterly reports to the TCEQ. Please click on the following link to
read the letter that is also being mailed out: TCEQ letter
Order your engraved pavers!
The DWG Historical Committee is planning a 3rd order of Engraved Pavers
which will be placed in the DWG Historical Plaza, corner of California and
Roosevelt. This is a great chance to honor your DWG family. The “Order
Form” can be found at the DWG Water Department window in DWG City Hall.
Or, contact Dennis Ferdinand, 817-277-3637, 817-845-9465,
firstname.lastname@example.org Or, check the DWG website. Pavers are $40.00 and have
4 lines of 15 characters each. If you already have a paver in place that needs
correcting, please let Dennis know.
More info, Velma Bogart, Chair, DWG Historical Committee, 817-467-0158,
Water restriction notice:
The primary focus of Stage 1 actions is to significantly reduce outdoor
watering, which can account for as much as 50 percent of the daily residential
water used during the summer. Stage 1 limits outdoor watering with an
irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler to a maximum of two assigned days per
week for all customers. Residential customers whose addresses end in odd
numbers (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) are permitted to water lawn and landscapes only on
Sundays and Thursdays. Addresses ending in even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8 or 0) may
water on Saturdays and Wednesdays only. Non-residential customers, including
apartments, businesses, parks and common areas, can water only on Tuesday
and Fridays. No watering is allowed on Mondays.
The time of day restriction, which prohibits outdoor watering with sprinklers
between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., continues to be in effect.
Watering by hand-held hose, drip irrigation or soaker hose is allowed at any
time. Residents are encouraged to limit such watering to a maximum of two
hours per day.
Other Stage 1 measures include the following.
- Vehicle washing is limited to the use of hand-held buckets and a hose with a positive shutoff valve. Vehicles may be washed at any time at a carwash.
- No hosing of buildings or other structures for purposes other than fire protection.
- Encouraging no hosing of paved areas, such as sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, etc.
- Encouraging hotels, restaurants and bars to serve water only upon request.
- Establishing new turf is discouraged, and a variance is required to do so.
TCEQ Notice for DWG citizens, please click on the
following link: TCEQ notice of water sampling