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New State Water Plan Addresses Meeting the Needs of a Thirsty Texas

Posted on · Texans are getting their first look at a new comprehensive plan for the use and conservation of the state’s water resources over the next 50 years with the release of the Texas Water Development Board’s Draft 2017 State Water Plan. The plan proposes 5,500 measures communities across the Lone Star State can take to meet […]

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Water Quantity, The Full Menu, and Chase Untermeyer: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Posted on · On past programs, we’ve explored water quality in Greater Houston. On this edition of the program, we talk about water quantity, and efforts underway to ensure there will be enough water for a growing Greater Houston community in the years to come. We’ also learn about a debate in Montgomery County over groundwater access. Also […]

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Are Unregulated Drilling Waste Pits A Threat To Texas Groundwater?

Posted on · Not since the oil boom of the 1980s have so many wells been drilled in Texas. Last year the total number of “holes drilled” for oil & gas topped 24,000 state-wide according to Texas regulators. But there’s concern that Texas isn’t doing enough to make sure that all that drilling doesn’t end-up polluting precious groundwater. We […]