Proposed New Rules Shed Light on Future Water Projects

Updated, 6:22 p.m.:

The Texas Water Development Board’s release of draft rules Tuesday afternoon offered Texans a clearer sense of how the board will prioritize and fund competing water supply projects.

Though some potential issues remain unaddressed, the proposal provides guidelines for the point system by which the board will rank projects applying for an initial pool of $2 billion — funding approved by Texas voters in November. 

The draft rules include a boost to environmental groups, defining “conservation” in accordance with a previous state guide. Under the rules, a project’s effect on water conservation — including elements ...

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