Texas water

Posted by | May 18, 2016

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.

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Posted by | March 28, 2016

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...

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Posted by | February 17, 2016

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...

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Posted by | October 20, 2015

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,...

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Posted by | September 10, 2015

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...

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Posted by | July 6, 2015

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...

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Posted by | July 2, 2015

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...

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Posted by | May 6, 2015

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...

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Posted by | March 18, 2015

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...

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Posted by | March 11, 2015

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....

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