Managing our areas Water, Waste Water and Household Hazardous Waste
Mar 07, 2023 7:00 AM
Larry N. Patterson, P.E. Executive Director UTWRD
Managing our areas Water, Waste Water and Household Hazardous Waste

Executive Director, Upper Trinity Regional Water District​

Information from Texas+Water Website Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler,

Larry Patterson, PR, Executive Director of the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD).

Patterson, a licensed professional civil engineer, has over 40 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. He joined Upper Trinity Regional Water District in 2002 after his retirement from the Dallas Water Utilities Department where he served as Assistant Director for Wastewater Operations. Patterson began his employment with Upper Trinity as the District’s Chief Engineer and steadily progressed through positions of increasing responsibility leading to his appointment as Executive Director in March 2018. Upper Trinity operates water and wastewater facilities that serve 25 communities located in Denton and Collin counties. 

He is an active member of American Waterworks Association, Water Environment Federation, Water Environment Association of Texas, and American Society of Civil Engineers and served in leadership positions with both the Texas and National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Patterson also served for 30 years in the Texas Army National Guard as an engineering officer, ending his military career achieving the rank of Brigadier General. He holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.