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The Trinity River Authority of Texas is a conservation and reclamation district that provides water from reservoir facilities, water and wastewater treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities, within the nearly 18,000-square-mile Trinity River basin. TRA also maintains a master plan for basin-wide development, and serves as a conduit for tax-exempt financing for municipal projects and as a local sponsor for federal water projects. Each TRA operating project is an independent financial entity, and TRA receives no tax revenues or appropriations.
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For months, maybe years, it has seemed that potable reuse is on the verge of having its moment. Freshwater resources continue to dwindle and water recycling technology continues to improve, two trends that promise to collide in a not-so-distant future. It is an exciting time.
AUSTIN - The Texas Water Development Board Thursday approved $3.5 million in flood protection from the Disaster Contingency Fund, which will be used to finance flood early warning systems, flood response strategies and protection planning.
$3.5 million will be rewarded to projects that provide early warnings systems for residents and first responders.