See Pictures of Quicksilver Fenceline Under Water at Lake Arlington

Last update is Jan 7 2019 see letter about Kaltenbraun St sewer overflow issue going on TEN YEARS on Ft Worth side of Lake Arlington.
Update in 2017…. If you scroll  down through this blog page you’ll see the Quicksilver pictures of flooding on the Ft Worth side which is where they   W E R E  planning to drill a disposal well.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: Buzz Pishkur <>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: Did you know about this spill by Lake Arlington?
9/11/16  Randy Kitchens I have been reporting for years the apartments on north Fielder has a sewer backup on a average of 2 times a month which flows into the storm drain and straight into the pond in Randol mill park ?”. 
Buzz I am adding a FB post that garnered this response when I posted about this Skytruth report.
Please respond if you know if that 8/21/16 spill communicated with our Lake Arlington. Will you send out an investigator to test?

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: kim feil <>
To: Buzz Pishkur <>
Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:19 PM
Subject: Did you know about this spill by Lake Arlington?

UPDATE on Kaltenbraun sewer overflow ten year problem at Lake Arlington…

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Aaron Hoff <>
To: kim feil <>
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2019, 10:26:36 AM CST
Subject: RE: Kaltenbrun Rd – SSOs


As you may recall, I spoke with Fort Worth city staff this past summer about their sanitary sewer overflow initiative (SSOI) program. I was told that the sewage pipelines in the Kaltenbrun area were identified as a priority for the 2019 year under the SSOI. I’ve heard nothing contradicting that in the months since.

Staff also spoke about future plans to expand the Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility, as well as to open a new facility on nearby Mary’s Creek. Both of these projects should reduce the stress on wastewater infrastructure in west Fort Worth, thus reducing the potential for SSOs in the future as the area develops further.

More information about the SSOI and future wastewater treatment facility expansion plans can be found in the latest version of the city’s water/wastewater capital improvement plan, available on Fort Worth’s website:


–           Aaron

From: kim feil <>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 9:37 AM
To: Aaron Hoff <>
Subject: Re: Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Plan – 30-day Public Comment Period begins

Any update on when Ft Worth will fix the Kaltenbraun sewer flooding issue on the Ft Worth side of Lake Arlington?

On Monday, December 31, 2018, 12:10:12 PM CST, Aaron Hoff <> wrote:

Partnership members,

I am pleased to announce that the draft Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Plan (VCLA WPP) is available for open public comment. Comments will be accepted from now until January 31, 2019.

A digital copy of the draft VCLA WPP can be viewed on the TRA project website: Comments may be submitted by email, written letter, or delivered in person. Please see the attached news release for additional details.

If you have any questions related to the draft VCLA WPP or the formal comment period, please contact me at


Aaron Hoff

Watershed Coordinator

Village Creek-Lake Arlington

Watershed Protection

Trinity River Authority of Texas

(817) 493-5581 (office)

(979) 255-9793 (mobile)

—–end update see this link for the 2009 notice of the Kaltenbraun issue——

From: kim feil <>
To: Buzz Pishkur <>
Cc: Darryl Westbrook <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Jeff Matthews <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8:40 AM
Subject: When will the city send Ft Worth a notice of intent to sue if they don’t fix their sewer overflows into Lake Arlington?
I attended a watershed meeting in Burleson and asked about this sewer problem they keep having at Kaltenbraun and they say they are (will be?) working on it.
Please advise on their time schedule or another plan of (legal) action, thanks.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Buzz Pishkur <>
To: ‘kim feil’ <>
Cc: Darryl Westbrook <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Jeff Matthews <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:58 AM
Subject: RE: When will the city send Ft Worth a notice of intent to sue if they don’t fix their sewer overflows into Lake Arlington?

This issue has been raised with the City of Fort Worth. The TCEQ was notified per standard practice. The City of Arlington also from time to time has sewer overflows (which are reported monthly to TCEQ) that flow into streams. I do not believe legal action is warranted at this time against Fort Worth or Arlington for extraordinary rain fall events which surcharge or damage wastewater piping and thus create sanitary overflows into adjacent bodies of water.

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UPDATE January 25, 2016 Dallas News reported that a private equity firm, Natural Gas Partners, is backing the transaction where Bluestone Natural Resources II has acquired the US Quicksilver assets at a recent bankruptcy auction for $245 million. Mr Richard Rainwater was the founder of Natural Gas Partners and so Mr Rainwater’s ripples of his life goes on to support this unsustainable industry causing us to delay getting on renewables.
—–end update—————-

Here is the lake level chart…

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chart USGS

UPDATE 12/9/15

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: Buzz Pishkur <>
Cc: Robert Rivera <>; Jim Parajon <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Robert Shepard <>; Lana Wolff <>; Charlie Parker <>; Jimmy Bennett <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Cynthia Simmons <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 10:51 AM
Subject: Fw: [New post] Watershed Protection Plan Public Meeting: Dec. 8, 2015
Why is the meeting in Burleson? ooh because we are trying to sell our “excess” water to them….coincidentally they had a water quality failure event over there in May due to a water main break, but people complained they weren’t notified and some drank the bad water…wonder if that prompted Burleson to want to buy some of our treated water?….soooo maybe this is part of the reason Arlington City Council did NOT approve drilling two more laterals UNDER Lake Arlington at last months city council meeting? Bad PR (loss of a municipal water customer) more costly than the royalty checks?…but they want customers to buy their excess water…money money money…is that all they care about? Money to drill, money to sell water…..what was two more laterals when we already have… what one hundred or one hundred and fifty already under the lake?…and so what if one of the drill sites on the Ft Worth side of Lake Arlington is 150 feet away…and so what if back in July of 2010 Quick Silver left a valve open and all the nasty waste fluids went into our drinking water source…no one tests for frack chemicals anyways…so who would know? Who cares that several? of the drill sites on the Ft Worth side of Lake Arlington are going up on the auction block in January? IF anybody from the city cared, they’d move to approve buying them up and permanently shutting them in so they never have to worry about spillage or flooding again…oh btw we were 30 (correction 20) feet away recently from communicating with the drill sites…the city has a drone…no one did recon to see if they flooded, but I have pics of two different site’s gates that were..
PS No one from the city responded to the offer for free NORM testing at one of our drill sites…why not?


12/7/15 update …in speaking with the director of the water plant that Lake Arlington’s lake levels were at 559 feet for the highest recently and back in May/June we got as high as 558 feet and that once it gets to 560 we open the ER spillway (golf course? and all those nasty pesticides/fertilizers? ewe!)  He said they don’t go out to see the drill sites at the lake because the elevations are higher than 560…but he didn’t know at the time we spoke what the drill site’s elevations were…
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4:23 PM
Subject: [New post] Watershed Protection Plan Public Meeting: Dec. 8, 2015

New post on

Watershed Protection Plan Public Meeting: Dec. 8, 2015

by Office of Communication

Lake Arlington-Village Creek Watershed Protection Plan will be presented publicly to begin the process of gathering input to help guide the development of strategies to help protect the water quality in Lake Arlington and Village Creek. The WPP is a voluntary, non-regulatory approach to achieve water quality goals through the strategic application of best management […]

12/1/15 update In speaking with Mr Jacoby Gentry of Quicksilver at 817 665-5000 on Dec 1 2015, after hearing my concerns he offered to send someone out to check the sites for me but a quick look at the USGS site and he determined that the lake got as high as 556 ft and that the padsites nearby are at an elevation of 580 ft…big WHEW on that!  He did mention that the Village Creek drill site (which is also shut in) was flooding over there near the Viridian/water treatment plant at Greenbelt road. Not sure if any went into the Trinity… I’ve been dealing with a nosebleed just after speaking with him (1/2 of Texas relies on the Trinity) more about our drinking water sources at risk here)


UPDATE…the auction was held and $254 m later someone else owns these-never heard of their name—God save us.

The Quicksilver drilling sites will go up for auction sometime in January of 2016. The ones on the Ft Worth side of our drinking water reservoir need to be purchased by Arlington and Ft Worth city governments to let those bidders know they need to PLUG & ABANDON those padsites!!!!!!!

11/30/15 In speaking Brian of the ER Arlington water dept. number 817 459-5900, my call back came today/Monday (went I left an urgent message to ramp up water testing at the Lake Arlington intake on Saturday). No action was taken since this was on the Ft Worth side…boy did that answer boil my butt!

Brian did give me the lab’s phone number 817 575-8984 and Ms. Lawson said that at this time we are not using Lake Arlington water at the Pierce-Birch water treatment plant due to being taken down since the first part of November for maintenance. Currently all Arlington residents are being providing drinking water from the JK Plant which gets is source water from Richland Chamber and Cedar Creek. Lake Arlington only gets replenished with Richland/Cedar water when it gets too low.

I don’t have a date that they will resume using Lake Arlington water for a drinking source, but will try to get that answer from the director, Mr Craig Cummings, when he calls me back.

In regards to the sewer breach on the southwest side of the lake, I was told by Brian that the water treatment takes care of impurities. Ms Lawson said that even if sewer water was to enter the lake, which introduces a host of contaminants, that the Pierce Birch intake is at the northeast side of the lake and has time and distance to “settle”.

I asked what type of testing is done at the intake and was told that we screen for a basic list of indicators (we don’t the the resources to test for everything). In addition to screening the PH and dissolved oxygen, I was told that we use chromatography (GC Mass Spectrophy) to screen for a common volatiles panel which includes Benzene, MTBE, & solvents. Then I was told they also utilize a comparison sampling as well.

I have a PIR for our bi-annual water screening, I am curious how often we test for the PH/volatiles at the water treatment plant intake areas.

I was told that we have never had to switch “off” from lake Arlington due to a bad sample at the intake.

I asked when the lake Arlington water starts being used again at the Pierce-Birch plant if I would be receiving that water since I live by the ATT Stadium and was told (if my notes are correct)…that those living north of Arkansas normally get the Pierce-Birch treated water from Lake Arlington, and those living south of I20 and the diagonal east of Arkansas get the JK Plant water.

When I explained I was concerned about the drill sites on the Ft Worth side of the lake, I was told no one goes out to monitor those sites in our water department.

Currently we are “8ft over full” per Life on the Island Sunday 11/29 video video. And here is his 11/28 video.




Saturday, the City of Ft Worth water works guys told me it was DILUTED sewer with rain water.


This is the second time this year that there was a sewer breach on this street called Kaltenbraun …that I know about…..and it may have communicated with our drinking water reservoir, Lake Arlington. Here is the Google map showing the southwest part of Lake Arlington area where the sewer was backing up. North and east of the red balloon  where you see green is underwater. I drove to the end of a few streets north of there and the water is up to the backyards of the homes.

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Here is the video,

and here is another one, and

this last video  is where I drove north of the sewer leak and can see how the water winds around. We really need a drone to see if Kaltenbraun and Kay streets where the sewer overflowed is mixing with flood waters of Lake Arlington…OUR DRINKING WATER SOURCE.

Originally I went out there to see if the drill sites on the Ft Worth side that are too fracking close to the lake’s edge were flooding. Here is a Google earth image of the fence I took pictures of at the Wilbarger street entrance of the Quicksilver gate.

Screen shot 2015-11-29 at 2.16.56 AMScreen shot 2015-11-29 at 2.17.31 AMScreen shot 2015-11-29 at 2.32.28 AMWilbarger winds around to the various padsites too close to Lake Arlington.Screen shot 2015-11-29 at 2.19.38 AM

And here is the flooding pictures I took on Nov 28, 2015 of the Quicksilver entrance at Wilbarger….




So the above pictures at the Quicksilver site (see the flooded white trailer?) had me thinking at least one or all of those drill sites on the Ft Worth side has flooded and is probably communicating with Lake Arlington? #ONLYaDRONEcanTELLus?

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Read about radioactive fracking related waste water HERE


When I was to the northwest of the lake I was at Henco & near 2700 Quail road….. note the drill site ? This is a Google Earth shot looking north….

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BEFORE(Google Earth looking south) pic at 2700 Henco & Quail…that first drive way to the left is the drill site as pictured above.

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AFTER pic at 2700 Quail and Henco streets…


turn around don't drown sign

I took this zoom pic from Henco and 2700 Quail area looking south showing Quail road closed….note the fire hydrant is just south of the entrance gate to the drill site is under water…

quail henco looking southBelow is the fire hydrant perspective to the entrance to the drill site…

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Here is the Google BEFORE at 2900 Quail at Euagene McCray boat launch/park…

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Here is the AFTER pics of 2900 Quail…

2900 quail

Before…Screen shot 2015-11-30 at 10.52.15 AM

AFTER…(Eugene McCray Park signage)…eugene mccray park

It would stand to reason that the drill site a block north was affected by flo0d waters.


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blue roof three

Here are the FB posts of other related Lake Arlington flooding pictures from 11/28/2015…

Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 1

Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 2 of the sewer pictures.

Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 3 on the Arlington side of the lake.

Lake Arlington mobile home park on the Ft Worth side….flooding of 11/28/2015.

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Thank YOU 4 sharing this info!

About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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