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Cities Weigh Growth vs. Water Shortages

According to a new report by the Alliance for Water Efficiency, cities facing water shortages are adopting different strategies to deal with growth, with some communities creating a waiting list for prospective residents who wish to build homes.

Real estate developers building new homes are facing higher water impact fees in Austin, San Antonio and other Texas jurisdictions.

According to a new report by the Alliance for Water Efficiency, cities facing water shortages are adopting different strategies to deal with growth, with some communities creating a waiting list for prospective residents who wish to build homes. The report advocates policies that combine planning with efficient stewardship of water resources in order to allow for sustainable growth. Here is the full report. (National Geographic)

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