Local and state water issues heating up
Although small parts of the panhandle have seen record precipitation in February, the drought has a stranglehold on most areas of our great state, and records for the driest periods continue to be set. With more than three-fourths of the state currently experiencing drought conditions, the list of cities that could run out of water continues to grow. Unfortunately, according to the State Climatologist, as summer approaches our temperatures will quickly begin to heat up, and the outlook for meaningful precipitation for most of us is doubtful.
In response to the drought situation and our dwindling water supplies, many local water providers have already implemented conservation measures calling on their users to reduce water usage. In Austin, members of the Texas Legislature have filed numerous bills to hopefully provide funding from the state’s “rainy day” fund to finance components of the state’s water plan and regional water projects. Several other bills dealing with conducting routine water loss audits have been introduced as well as bills calling for stricter, more uniform conservation practices.
As the industry leader in water accountability, water loss control, leak detection and water conservation in Texas, SAMCO understands the value of our water resources and the challenges every utility system faces with water loss from their aging infrastructure and the resulting loss in revenue. If you believe it’s time to get serious about saving water, we are ready to assist you. Are you ready for this summer’s increased water demands and possible restrictions? At SAMCO we are prepared to provide solutions for utilities of all sizes to manage your water resources and improve your operational efficiencies through improved water accountability.
You can contact SAMCO at (512) 751-5325, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or fill out a leak application service form atwww.www.samco-leakservice.com and we’ll get right back with you to discuss your specific needs. SAMCO will be in Booth 712 at Texas Water 2013 in Galveston next month, and we hope to see you there.
Texas House Approves Fund to Address Water Need
Lawmakers took a major step toward replenishing the state’s dwindling water supplies over the next half-century as the Texas House voted 146-2 to create a revolving fund to develop local and regional water projects. House Bill 4, which now goes to the Senate, is part of a two-tiered legislative package… FULL STORY
Water Not Floating To Top With Texas Voters
Despite water’s saturation of the political priority list, the public still appears ambivalent about Texas’ water needs and out of step with state legislators on how to pay for it, according to the latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll… FULL STORY
NAWC Launches New Site
The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently launched WaterIsYourBusiness.org, a dynamic new website and campaign urging companies to stop neglecting infrastructure upgrades. The site states that 7 billion gallons of water are lost each day in our country due to leaks and breaks at a cost of nearly $3 billion dollars.