Texas must decide on water plan, lawmakers say
POSTED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 1:16am
UPDATED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 11:56am
Austin — Last year's record drought was like an alarm sounding, lawmakers said Thursday, and Texans must now decide to respond by investing in the state's future water supplies.
"If the people of Texas don't want to stand up and provide infrastructure we need for our future, it isn't going to happen," House Natural Resources Chairman Allan Ritter, R-Nederland, said during a hearing of his committee.
The group is examining the impact of the Texas drought, evaluating how the state's existing water supplies can meet demand and looking at funding the state water plan.
For more on this story, head to Houston Chronicle at http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Texas-must-decide-on-water-plan-lawmakers-say-3428575.php