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Statement from NTMWD regarding name of new Fannin County Lake
By media release
Jun 11, 2018
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“Now that our new reservoir is finally becoming a reality, there’s a lot of attention and excitement around the benefits it will bring to the region. In anticipation of the groundbreaking, the NTMWD Board voted in April to change the name of the reservoir to North Texas Municipal Lake to represent our team:  the 13 member cities, customer communities, the District, and the region the District has served for over 60 years.  

“We have been receiving and listening to feedback from Fannin County residents about the new name announced at the groundbreaking event last month and understand the desire to preserve the history and heritage of the region with a different name. We are working with Fannin County elected officials to get consensus from the county on a different name (such as Bois d’Arc Lake) that they would like our Board of Directors to consider and will present this input to the Board.  At Judge Carter’s request, the Board will consider the county’s recommended name at the July Board meeting.  NTMWD has worked hard over the years to build relationships and goodwill with the residents of Fannin County, and we sincerely want to continue to be good neighbors and partners in the future. Selecting a name that Fannin County supports is important to the District.”