News Digest - April 19, 2019

There are more than 400 oil wells in the Permian basin, and hundreds of operators waiting for their drilling permit to be approved. As production has increased, so to has the demand for the associated raw materials and infrastructure. Industry analysts expect that the amount of produced water from Texas’ Permian Basin will double within the next three years.

The Environmental Protection Agency presented the City of Wichita Falls with its PISCES Award for 2018. Wichita Falls was one of five US municipalities recognized for use of State Revolving Funds for water quality projects, winning recognition for its Indirect Potable Reuse system that can direct treated effluent into Lake Arrowhead in dry conditions.

The City of Kerrville celebrated the one-year anniversary of their Reuse Water Storage Facility. The 195 million gallon facility receives daily inflow from the city’s wastewater treatment plant and generates revenue for the city through the sale of water for irrigation. Golf courses, schools, and the Kerrville Sports Complex are all customers. The facility saved an estimated 260 gallons of drinking water from being used for irrigation last year

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