Category: Water Equity & Infrastructure

Use Federal $$$ to Fix Texans’ Water Systems

Fragile Texas water systems endanger every Texan. We saw as much during the winter storm, which left more than half the state without water for days. Some outages lingered well into the spring. Starting this year, Texas has an important opportunity to fix some of its biggest water problems.

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Testifying at the Texas Legislature: We Need to Save Our Fragile Water Infrastructure

COVID-19’s economic fallout is straining communities’ ability to protect their water.

It’s exacerbating historic, systemic inequities in Texas related to access to clean water, flood protection, and sewage service. Communities of color and under-resourced rural areas are particularly at risk.

The American Rescue Plan Act provides funds specifically to help communities recover from problems like this, in fact, it explicitly authorizes water infrastructure projects. Despite this, the allocations proposed so far in the Texas Legislature do not include a single cent towards water.

On Thursday, Oct 7, the National Wildlife Federation’s Amanda Fuller spoke to senators about the need to rescue our fragile water infrastructure.

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