Interregional Water Piping to Supply Thirsty Regions Debated in Statehouse
Texas House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources debated the long-term ability of water rich rural regions to supply the thirsty growth of municipalities. Growing Texas metroplexes will continue to advocate for Interregional water supply pipelines to supply their projected demands while rural residents who will supply this water worry about their aquifers’ sustainability. The Sierra Club’s Ken Kramer was invited by the Committee to testify on behalf of the environment. His call for a sensible balance of water management strategies can be read here and viewed here (Ken and Laura Huffman’s testimony starts at 2:19:00). Geologist George Rice’s updated Carrizo-Wilcox Modeling Study was referenced in the hearings as a potential aquifer depletion scenario.