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Video: A Revenue Stream or a Cause for Concern?

Hundreds of Texas landowners have already agreed to sell their groundwater for projects supplying growing cities with water. But other landowners worry that selling such rights will hurt the local sustainability of a finite resource.

Thousands of Texas landowners have already agreed to sell their groundwater for a number of projects to supply growing cities — like San Antonio and Austin — with water. But other landowners worry that selling such rights will hurt the local sustainability of a finite resource.

This story is also featured on Texas Perspective: Water – a one-hour special that airs statewide Thursday evening on most Texas PBS stations. The show provides an in-depth look at how communities are coping with water shortages. Check your local listings.

Disclosure: The San Antonio Water System is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here.

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