Welcome to exTRA – an aggregation of both TRA-related and industry-specific news clips. TRA’s communications division provides these clips as an educational service to TRA’s valued staff, directors and consultants. The articles selected are determined to be of interest to our readership, but in no way reflect TRA’s official position(s) or view(s).
The Rio Grande Valley is in a water crisis. Thousands of homes do not have clean running water. Some have water pipes that end feet from their house. This is something CHANNEL 5 NEWS has followed for years.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it has responded to 23 petitions for reconsideration of the final rules titled National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) From Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards...
American Water recently announced that the company will play an active role in the National Association of Water Companies' 2015 Southeast Water Infrastructure Summit, taking place at on Thursday, April 30, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C.
Residents in and around Collin County are being treated to a sight they haven’t seen in years. Lake Lavon is so full, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from the lake to reduce flood risks.
Having traveled across the state visiting groundwater districts, river authorities and municipal water systems, it has become clear that the greatest challenge we must combat when it comes to water planning is the Balkanization of our state based on arbitrary boundaries. The study will result in the creation of a master plan for the most efficient conveyance of water throughout the state. Unfortunately, critics of this bill have argued that we should instead study conservation strategies to tackle our water shortage. While the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club disagrees with the concept of moving water, several sophisticated environmental organizations actually support water markets in the Western states, including the Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and The Nature Conservancy.
Every time the Texas Legislature meets, there are bills introduced to facilitate the taking of surface water (the water in our lakes and streams) from water-rich East Texas to major urban areas such as Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. The current legislature is no exception. The problem is both discovering and keeping track of them. Two bills that seem to be on fast tracks are Senate Bill 1907 and House Bill 3298, which are identical. The bill captions, which state the essence of the bills, state that it is to have the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) study “ ... the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state.”
Business-friendly Texas still isn't quite friendly enough, Republican lawmakers say, and they're pushing legislation to curtail public input and speed up permits issued by state environmental regulators.
Apptech Solutions LLC, an innovative design and manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment and conveyance solutions recently announced plans to expand into a 27,000-square-foot facility located at 3993 Daugherty Road in Roanoke County.
HOUSTON, April 28, 2015-- The Port Commission, at its regular monthly meeting today, approved several agenda items aimed at further strengthening operations at the Port of Houston Authority. The Port Commission approved entering into a nearly $120,000, two-year agreement with Versiant Corporation at Port Authority container terminals to better interface...
Danville’s water treatment officials estimated that Monday could have been the final stopping point for treating the water system with activated carbon, but customer complaints about the peat moss-like taste and odor have delayed that decision once again.
April 27--TATUM -- When bald eagles at Martin Lake built a nest a hundred yards or so from the shore, Luminant buried the power lines between the nest and the water. There's a delicate balance to be struck, the power company says, between using resources and preserving them. Now, as Luminant's Liberty coal mine enters into full production as other mining operations wind down, and as Texas ...
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