Vol 2, Issue 8

A cascade aerator is shown at the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant outside of San Antonio, where the San Antonio Water System maintains an underground storage reservoir.
A cascade aerator is shown at the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant outside of San Antonio, where the San Antonio Water System maintains an underground storage reservoir.

Despite Conservation Success, Water Still Vexing for San Antonio

Despite its internationally renowned successes in water conservation, San Antonio is still struggling to quench its thirst amid explosive growth. Will its search for new water supplies risk its reputation as a green city? 

The water level at Lake Meredith near Borger, Texas, has dropped below the lake's intake rendering it useless as a water source for Lubbock. Photo taken on Tuesday, Sept., 28, 2012.
The water level at Lake Meredith near Borger, Texas, has dropped below the lake's intake rendering it useless as a water source for Lubbock. Photo taken on Tuesday, Sept., 28, 2012.

Lubbock Looks Beyond Conservation for Water Supply

Lubbock, whose water supply once seemed secure, is now looking to strategies beyond conventional conservation measures to deal with its drought-stricken water sources.

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