Groesbeck, Nearly Out of Water, Hopes to Build Pipeline

Since August, city officials in Groesbeck have known that if they couldn't stop the Navasota River, the community's sole water, from drying up, the town would be without water by Thanksgiving. After a solution devised last week failed, the city now hopes to scramble to build a new pipeline before the water runs out.

High summer temperatures and the statewide drought have caused the Navasota River to evaporate faster than it can be replenished. Last week, the city attempted to solve the problem by purchasing and pumping water from a nearby rock quarry into Jack’s Creek, which feeds ...

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