Saving today for water tomorrow. That was the big idea at today's water symposium. "Everybody's gotta do their part," C.E. Williams, Director of the Panhandle Groundwater District said.
The Water Trust Board (WTB) was created in 2001 to provide funding for urgent water infrastructure projects that meet the needs of regional state and water plans.
After re-electing Harvey Hilderbran every two years since 1992, the voters in House District 53 are vetting a group of fresh faces and hosting a slew of candidate forums to hear where the GOP primary candidates stand on issue No. 1 — water.
There are an estimated 880 trillion gallons of brackish water underneath the state's surface. But using the salty resource can be tricky: Treating it carries a hefty price tag, and the oversight of its withdrawal isn't clear-cut.
Now that Texas voters have agreed to spend $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to finance water supply projects, legislators say the state finally has some money to carry out its longstanding water plan.
As with nearly every beloved Texas river, the 600-mile Colorado River — which flows from West Texas to the Gulf Coast — is under serious threat. Drought and surging population growth have taken their toll on the water’s flow and its wildlife and, by extension, the farmers and fishermen who rely on it.
Half of Texans say they’d vote to approve $2 billion in additional water infrastructure financing this November, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
We have some updates after the water main leak.
Every two months, Christopher Churchill, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist, scuba dives in Ray Roberts Lake, northwest of Dallas, to monitor the growth rates of zebra mussels, which have wreaked havoc on several Texas lakes and rivers.
Most state lawmakers have been focusing on transportation funding these days. But several of them have their eyes on a different prize: convincing voters to support putting dollars aside for water projects.
With San Antonio’s major water source at near-historic lows and no rain in the forecast, the Edwards Aquifer Authority is announcing Stage III pumping restrictions Wednesday for the second time ever.
Farmers who rely on the Brazos River will be paying close attention to a meeting Friday of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where the fate of their summer crops could hang in the balance.
Recent rain means good things for the city's water supply. "What we've seen this week is heaven for water conservation," Emmett Autrey, Director of Utilities for the City of Amarillo said.
The City is actively treating standing water, but the efforts will not kill all of the mosquitoes. Everyone is encouraged to check their yards and property for standing water and eliminate it.