New Rules Could Shed Light on Future Water Projects

2014-06-17T14:08:20+00:00

The future of Texas' water supply will start to take shape on Tuesday afternoon when the Texas Water Development Board releases draft rules for funding major water projects over the next several decades. Amid the continuing drought, voters approved Proposition 6 in November, authorizing the Legislature to provide the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas with $2 [...]

New Rules Could Shed Light on Future Water Projects2014-06-17T14:08:20+00:00

Friend Added as Partner

2016-11-23T15:01:52+00:00

The law firm of Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria is pleased to announce that Gregory S. Friend has been named a partner in the Firm. Greg joined the Firm in 2012 and has significant experience as a transactional and regulatory attorney with a primary focus on renewable energy law. He practices in the Firm’s [...]

Friend Added as Partner2016-11-23T15:01:52+00:00

Colorado River Municipal Water District Issues RFP

2013-07-27T19:29:41+00:00

West Texas is always searching for new water sources to keep up with the population growth and the Colorado River Municipal Water District is doing it's part to ensure there is water for the masses.  Recently, the District issued a request for proposals for the acquisition of additional water supplies. "What we're looking for now [...]

Colorado River Municipal Water District Issues RFP2013-07-27T19:29:41+00:00

North Texas Awaits Supreme Court’s Water Decision

2016-11-23T15:01:52+00:00

Water districts located in North Texas are awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could be announced on June 11, 2013.  At issue is whether the Tarrant Regional Water District based in Fort Worth can cross the Oklahoma border to pump water available to Texas under the Red River Compact.  The Compact says that when [...]

North Texas Awaits Supreme Court’s Water Decision2016-11-23T15:01:52+00:00

Bill Transfering Water Regulation from TCEQ to Texas PUC Heard at Capitol

2013-04-10T14:53:24+00:00

Rep. Charlie Geren’s complex and controversial water bill, HB 1307 was heard yesterday at the House Natural Resources Committee meeting at the Texas Capitol.  The bill would transfer water regulation duties from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to the Public Utility Commission (PUC). The switch would affect how rate increases are handled, among [...]

Bill Transfering Water Regulation from TCEQ to Texas PUC Heard at Capitol2013-04-10T14:53:24+00:00

Texas Groundwater Rules Discussed by Senate Committee

2013-04-03T18:48:08+00:00

On Tuesday April 2, 2013, the Senate Natural Resources Committee discussed whether to tighten rules governing water wells used to supply hydraulic fracturing operations. The discussion centered on Senate Bill 873, carried by state Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, which would allow local groundwater authorities to require oil and gas companies using water for fracking to [...]

Texas Groundwater Rules Discussed by Senate Committee2013-04-03T18:48:08+00:00

Will Drought Cause the Next Blackout?

2012-07-24T12:13:17+00:00

We are now in the midst of the nation’s most widespread drought in 60 years, stretching across 29 states and threatening farmers, their crops and livestock. But there is another risk as water becomes more scarce. Power plants may be forced to shut down, and oil and gas production may be threatened. Our energy system [...]

Will Drought Cause the Next Blackout?2012-07-24T12:13:17+00:00

Texas land commissioner thinking of getting GLO into water game

2016-11-23T15:01:53+00:00

The Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Jerry Patterson, plans to announce today that the GLO has contracted with two water consulting firms to examine the feasibility of building a desalination plant between Austin and New Braunfels on land the GLO owns. Desalination is an expensive, energy-intensive technique of making brackish underground water [...]

Texas land commissioner thinking of getting GLO into water game2016-11-23T15:01:53+00:00

Suppliers Turn To Reclaimed Water

2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

The demand for water has increased throughout Texas recently, and is magnified by the extreme drought conditions visited upon the majority of the state over the last several years. As this demand has grown, Texas water suppliers have begun to explore options to supplement the withdrawal of water from a watercourse or well. Some are [...]

Suppliers Turn To Reclaimed Water2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00