Enhancing water supplies for now and the future.

Almost 100 desalination facilities across Texas are producing 138 million gallons of water per day.  Desalination offers a viable, drought-proof solution to water needs in the Lone Star State. Texas aquifers hold 2.7 billion acre-feet of brackish groundwater, while the Gulf of Mexico provides an inexhaustible supply of seawater. These new supplies also can free up existing water supplies for other uses and for in-stream flow.

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Con: Brackish desal needs more research

Pumping brackish water from the ground could affect freshwater supplies or lead the land to sink in areas along the Gulf. Groundwater districts have enacted different rules to protect themselves from these possibilities. But the lines that delineate groundwater distr...

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Pro: Legislation could define management of brackish water

Although questions remain on how to manage brackish water, the salty, mineral-loaded resource is part of the answer to the ongoing drought. It is estimated that Texas aquifers hold 2.7 billion acre-feet of brackish groundwater, said Kyle Frazier, Texas Desalination A...

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2014 - The Future of Desalination in Texas

The latest report, 2014 Biennial Report on Seawater Desalination, by the Texas Water Development Board has been published.  You can read it by clicking here:  2014 Biennial Report on Seawater Desalination...

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Water, Texas, and an Opportunity that should not be Wasted

Texas oil and gas production has been growing rapidly, making the state the eighth largest oil producer in the world. This is in part a technology driven outcome, resulting from advances in horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and seismic imaging. However, appl...

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