Clean Water for a Healthy Environment
The Trinity River Authority of Texas is a conservation and reclamation district providing water and wastewater treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities, for municipalities 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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According to the Texas Water Development Board, monitored water supply reservoirs were about 65 percent full as of Feb. 17. But the number is misleading, Fipps said, because the average is skewed by many of the larger reservoirs in East Texas, such as the Jacksonville Reservoir, which is full.
Years ago, many people thought of global warming as something that would happen "someday." As it turns out, "someday" has come. Since 2000, we've experienced 14 of the 15 warmest years on record - including 2014, the hottest year ever recorded. Nearly 800 communities in Texas still have mandatory water restrictions in place five years in to a punishing drought, which scientists have said is due in part to climate change.
(CENTRAL TX) A local water supply corporation has been approved for $5 million in financial aid.
Central Texas Water Supply was approved for the financial assistance Wednesday by the Texas Water Development Board. The funds will let the water supply finance costs of developing additional water supplies in order to expand its water treatment plant and build more wells. Central Texas Water Supply serves Bell, Burnet, Coryell, Falls, Lampasas, Milam, and Williamson Counties. The group could potentially save over $1 million thank to the approved aid.