May 18, 2016

Some Texas State Living Centers Have Flint-Level Lead in Water

Water tests at State Supported Living Centers in several Texas cities has revealed toxic lead rivaling the amount found in the water system in Flint, Michigan. Read more.
March 28, 2016

Water Quality Suffers Due to Aging Infrastructure

According to the Houston Chronicle, the EPA now estimates that the U.S. faces a $384 billion backlog of needed repairs to the country’s drinking water infrastructure. In Houston, an estimated […]
February 17, 2016

More Algae Water Problems, This Time in Texas

In a stark reminder of the algae crisis in Toledo, Ohio, two years ago, toxic algae contamination shut down tap water service for residents of Ingleside, Texas. Residents were warned […]
October 20, 2015

Austin, Texas Texts Smart Water Meters

About 100 Austin, Texas, water customers are participating in a smart water meter project that allows them to monitor their water use by way of an app on their phones, […]
September 10, 2015

Water Demand in Texas to Increase by 22%

The demand for water in Texas will increase by 22 percent by 2060, so protecting all water resources and practicing conservation is essential to sustaining the state’s water supply. The […]
July 6, 2015

Will Underground Aquifer Storage Protect Texans from Drought?

In Texas, the Edwards Aquifer provides Bexar County and Central Texas with much of its drinking water. Since 2004 has used a system called Aquifer Storage and Recovery to hold […]
July 2, 2015

Texas Holds Back on Water Release to Farmers

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will keep Lower Colorado River water from being released downstream to Texas farmers until Oct. 15. Despite heavy rainfall during the spring, Central Texans […]
May 6, 2015

Texas Eyeing Desalination Bill

The proposed Texas bill designed to support desalination projects has been referred to the Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Committee. The state currently has two pilot seawater desalination plant […]
March 18, 2015

Private sector plays a big role in Texas water planning

Texas voters have approved $2 billion for building water supply projects around the state. Now, observers says, private engineering and consulting firms are making big decisions about how that money […]
March 11, 2015

The Rule of Capture Stirs the Waters in the Texas Hill Country

About one-third of Texas residents live in what water experts call a “white zone” — an area of Texas that has no local groundwater district and therefore no pumping regulation. […]