Water Planners to Set Bar for Conservation Funding

When voters approved using $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund for water financing last November, they were also supporting a measure that reserves 20 percent of that money for “water conservation and reuse projects.”

Now, state and local water planning officials have to decide what "water conservation and reuse" actually means. And after months of debate, the Texas Water Development Board, which will ultimately decide how to administer the funds, is still not sure exactly which water projects should fall into that category.

"When funding comes from the state, it is not unusual for there to be ...

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