Axios: Texas seeks public input for $1 billion water fund

Texans have two more weeks to tell the state how they want it to spend the $1 billion water infrastructure fund approved by voters in November.

Why it matters: The Texas Water Development Board is tasked with determining how to best distribute the money to address the state’s water supply issues as climate change and a growing population increase pressure on our water resources.

What they’re saying: “The first place we should look to invest is water we already have,” says Jennifer Walker, director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Texas Coast & Water Program.

“If we already have this water supply, and we’re already treating it and have all the chemicals and the personnel and staff and the energy to move water but we’re losing some of it along the way, that is, I would think, our first place to look for water supplies.”

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