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An op-ed in today's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, written by concerned individuals and organizations from across Texas, sends a clear message to our legislators:

“The 83rd Legislature has a real shot at helping protect us from drought by making a one-time investment in our State Water Plan. But less than six weeks remain in the legislative session, and consensus has not emerged. Without consensus, the future of our state’s water supply –

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is hosting an online survey seeking input from those who have pursued and/or used TWDB grant and/or loan programs. Responses are anonymous. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VVGGWS8. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on April 26. 

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a request for research topics for its 2013 Water Research Grant Program. The intent of the program is to study potential topics related to conserving and developing water resources that are of interest or benefit to the entire state.

Topics are due to the TWDB by 4:30 PM on Friday, April 26, 2013.

After the TWDB selects the topics for this year’s program, the agency will publish a request for qualifications. Please note that topic selection does not guarantee that the applicant submitting the topic will be selected...

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The Texas Water Development Board is accepting Clean Water State Revolving Fund (wastewater) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (water) Project Information Forms. The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2013. Please contact Jill Trevino with questions about these funding opportunities.

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If you have a project included in the 2013 Draft Intended Use Plan, please double check that it is represented correctly in the 2013 Draft Intended Use Plan. The deadline to submit comments to the Texas Water Development Board is February 13, 2013 by 5:00 PM. 

See the website for more information.

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The City of Aledo experienced a population boom in the mid-1990s and has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate. In 2007, the City of Aledo began the process to secure funding through the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for a new wastewater treatment plant. Then in 2008, Aledo asked Freese and Nichols to assist the City with the funding, design and construction of a new, larger wastewater treatment plant. Freese and Nichols and the City pursued the TWDB CWSRF. The CWSRF is a low-interest loan that...

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The Texas Legislature is back in session!  You can find updates on proposed infrastructure bills and other legislative activity on a variety of websites, including:

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In Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers surface water rights by priority doctrine (first in time, first in right). When a senior water right holder is not getting the water to which it is entitled, it can make a senior water right call and request TCEQ enforcement of the priority doctrine. The drought of 2011 and ongoing drought conditions have challenged the priority doctrine.

In 2011, TCEQ received 15 senior water right calls resulting in the suspension of approximately 1,200 water right permits. Senior water right calls were made in the Brazos,...

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