Environment group official says Texas water grid should wait

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A top official in Texas' largest environmental group says a proposal to study the possibility of a network that would pump water across vast Texas should be sidetracked until more immediate attempts at water conservation are examined.

The water resources chairman of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, Ken Kramer, says more obvious attempts at water efficiencies should be taken before starting some huge infrastructure project.

The El Paso Times reports  a proposed water grid study from two state lawmakers — Rep. Lyle Larson of San Antonio and Sen. Charles Perry of Lubbock — failed in the most recent legislative session but remains a likely topic for lawmakers when they return in 2017.

Texas is facing water challenges amid huge population growth.


Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com