Water Wonks Hour Monthly Lecture Series #1 Water Reuse in the Hill Country: Analyzing Opportunities in Comal County Texas

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Water Wonks Hour Monthly Lecture Series #1 Water Reuse in the Hill Country: Analyzing Opportunities in Comal County Texas

January 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Lecture #1: Water Reuse in the Hill Country: Analyzing Opportunities in Comal County Texas
We invite you to join The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance in our new online monthly lecture series as we discuss our recently released report Water Reuse In the Hill Country: Analyzing Opportunities in Comal County, Texas. The report outlines opportunities to employ recycled water to alleviate the burdens placed on the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers by focusing on the state of recycled water use in Comal County. Water reuse – using reclaimed and treated wastewater – is an integral step in ensuring that counties in the Hill Country will have the water supplies needed to ensure the health, safety, and quality of life of residents in the years to come.

Water Reuse In the Hill Country: Analyzing Opportunities in Comal County, Texas underscores both the long way Hill Country counties have to go in implementing water reuse systems and the unique opportunities to do so within their boundaries by creating water reuse districts with flexible boundaries throughout the study area.

Based on our findings in the report GEAA recommends that the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee conduct an interim study to examine legislative opportunities for the creation of wastewater reuse districts for irrigation and industrial use in the fast-growing areas of Comal County and the Texas Hill Country.

As evidenced by the state of water reuse in Comal County, this source of water is a vastly underutilized tool in the fight to manage the Hill Country’s water supplies in the face of prolonged drought and presents a clear opportunity to better preserve our natural resources for the generations to come.

An opportunity for Q&A will take place at the end of the presentation.

Stay tuned for additional monthly lecture topics coming in 2024!

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Date:
January 24
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://aquiferalliance.org/event/water-wonks-hour-lecture-series-1/

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