News Digest - Week of October 13, 2018

Congress passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (also known as the Water Resources Development Act). The bill authorizes more than $9 billion for civil works, drinking water and sewer-overflow control programs. Texas will see several billions of expenditure for flood protection, ecosystem restoration, expansion of the Galveston Ship Channel, as well as dredging and maintenance of the Sabine Pass.

The lineup of candidates for Speaker of the Texas House is shaping up. Natural Resources Committee member Four Price (R-Amarillo) is the latest to declare.

San Angelo is embarking on a new Re-Use project. Highly Treated discharge from their plant will be used to maintain the Concho River, one of the city’s two primary drinking water sources.

The EPA held a public meeting to report on, and solicit additional input for, a study on Oil & Gas related effluent management requirements and policies.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will be holding a Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 16th. The agenda and livestream can be viewed online.

The TCEQ has published its latest map of Drought Impact on Texas Surface Water.

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