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Control your own destiny? You are reckless!

Yeah, that’s what a local water district is calling the City of Irving:

Yet a deal reached this week by the Dallas suburb to buy millions of gallons a year from the southeast Oklahoma city has officials fretting on both sides of the Red River and clouds a long-term plan by a sprawling North Texas water district to do the same thing.

Irving Mayor Herbert Gears said his city is simply taking steps to protect its future.

“We want to control our own destiny,” Gears said. “We believe our effort will be successful where others have failed repeatedly.”

Officials at the Tarrant Regional Water District paint Irving as a city acting like a rogue water district that is looking out for its own interests to the detriment of everyone else.

“They are proceeding in a very unwise and in a regionally nonsupportive fashion that is, for the lack of a better term, reckless,” said Wayne Owen, planning director for the district.

You are a Mayor of a City, and you are looking out for your citizens, so you are a rougue operator?  These regional water districts and COG’s at times go a little too far.