N. Texas wakes up to water woes

Collin County Volunteer, April 29, 2007

Call this my Al Gore column. In 2004, Mr. Gore gave one of his usual tirades about rising temperatures and the…

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Water Metering in Texas

April 2007

As Texas faces challenges in meeting the water needs of its growing population, water regulators and water users are exploring every available tool to efficiently manage and conserve water. One of those tools is a flow measurement device, also known as a water meter. Unlike urban residential water users who are familiar with the meters used by water utilities to calculate monthly usage and monthly costs to the customer, domestic rural water users, who are supported predominately by groundwater resources, are not as familiar with meters. Concern for the increasing demands on groundwater in Texas has water managers, groundwater districts, considering the installation of meters on groundwater wells, particularly those wells used for agricultural irrigation.

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Report: Conservation could save more water than proposed weir

Brownsville Herald, April 17, 2007

If the Rio Grande Valley’s cities adopted water conservation measures they might not need new reservoirs, including…

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The people care about water – so why don’t their leaders?

Forth Worth Business Press, April 9, 2007

Whisper the two words “Barnett Shale” and before you know it, a crowd will gather to listen as if you are about to deliver…

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LCRA urges users to conserve but still sells water

Austin American Statesman, February 25, 2007

Two weeks ago, Joe Beal, the head of the agency that manages the Colorado River, stood on the exposed banks of Lake…

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Saving For Tomorrow: Austin, help by funding, promoting good ideas

February 19, 2007

Way back when, you could drive through West Texas and see irrigation canals filled with water. Conservation…

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