Tribpedia: Water Supply

Population growth and several droughts in the late 1990s and early 2000s led to more concern over Texas's water supply. Debate over the issue typically finds landowners on one side, environmentalists on the other. Environmental groups support restrictions on water pumping and water use, because droughts proved the risk of a low water supply, and because of the risk ...

Average Arsenic Concentrations in Community Public Water Supplies 2014-2015. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires the nation’s public water systems to limit arsenic levels to 10 parts per billion.
Average Arsenic Concentrations in Community Public Water Supplies 2014-2015. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires the nation’s public water systems to limit arsenic levels to 10 parts per billion.

Report: High Arsenic Levels in Many Texans' Drinking Water

Tens of thousands of Texans live in places where the drinking water contains toxic levels of arsenic — a known carcinogen — and the state isn’t doing enough to discourage them from consuming it, according to a new report from an environmental group.

League of Independent Voters of Texas Executive Director, Linda Cirtus, looks onto the San Antonio City Council meeting moments after stating her case against the Vista Ridge Water Supply Project to the city council on Wednesday.
League of Independent Voters of Texas Executive Director, Linda Cirtus, looks onto the San Antonio City Council meeting moments after stating her case against the Vista Ridge Water Supply Project to the city council on Wednesday.

San Antonio Hikes Water Rates for Vista Ridge

The San Antonio City Council on Wednesday unanimously — albeit cautiously — approved plans for a sizable water rate increase that will pay, in part, for a controversial, $3.4 billion water pipeline.

Texas Supreme Court Justices Paul Green, left, and Chief Justice Nathan Hecht listen to oral arguments Sept. 1 in Texas' appeal of a 2014 ruling that struck down its system of funding public schools as unconstitutional.
Texas Supreme Court Justices Paul Green, left, and Chief Justice Nathan Hecht listen to oral arguments Sept. 1 in Texas' appeal of a 2014 ruling that struck down its system of funding public schools as unconstitutional.

High Court Hears Groundwater Case

After hearing oral arguments Wednesday, the Texas Supreme Court will consider whether a provision in oil-and-gas law that protects landowners who don’t own the minerals beneath their property should also apply to those who don’t own the groundwater. 

The Hearts Bluff Mitigation Bank as pictured with the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir.
The Hearts Bluff Mitigation Bank as pictured with the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir.

Water Board Moves to Resolve Reservoir Conflict

Disagreeing with Dallas-Fort Worth-area water officials, the Texas Water Development Board decided on Wednesday that a years-long conflict over a yet-to-be-built reservoir in the region’s 50-year water plan is serious enough that it should be resolved.