Monday, May 12, 2014

"Almost every project involves controversy"

Can you guess which agency said that?  You got it, the Tarrant Regional Water District.  Seems someone might have inflated numbers again.  No one is surprised.  You can read about it in the Texas Tribune.

Calculations in the report suggest that if such conservation measures are built upon as the state water plan continues to be updated, the Dallas-Fort Worth region could reduce its 2060 demand by as much as 200 billion gallons of water a year. That is about as much water as would be supplied by a controversial and expensive water project the region is considering — the $3.3 billion Marvin Nichols Reservoir in East Texas.

“Do I think we can eliminate the need for some projects? Yes. That’s what we’re actively trying to accomplish,” said Dan Buhman, assistant general manager of the Tarrant Regional Water District, which would benefit from Marvin Nichols. But he added that some expensive water projects would have to be built, and almost every project involves controversy.

What's the Magic Number on Texas' Water Needs?, by Neena Satija

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