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HID Conservation Initiative RecognizedPosted Feburary 16, 2012 A suite of water conservation initiatives developed and promoted by Harlingen Irrigation District has been honored as one of nine global "Good Practice" projects included in a report presented to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. FULL STORY
EPA Awards City of Andrews, Texas, Over $380,000 to Improve Drinking Water Treatment SystemPosted Feburary 16, 2012
DALLAS - February 10, 2012: A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will help improve the drinking water treatment system in Andrews, Texas. The grant for $388,000 will be used by the city to install a filtration and reverse osmosis system to reduce arsenic and fluoride levels in drinking water provided to municipal customers. Exposure to high levels of arsenic can result in kidney disease, as well as lung and liver cancer and excessive levels of fluoride in drinking water can result in abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Once completed, the project will improve the health of Andrews residents.
Happy HolidaysPosted December 21, 2011
WaterPR wishes you a very happy holiday season, and a prosperous new year. Best wishes in 2012!
Texas Drought PersistsPosted July 19, 2011
Today we're enoying a little bit of much needed rain here in Austin, Texas, but we're not out of the woods in terms of the drought. Most of Texas is categorized as being under "extreme" or "exceptional" drought, the most severe categories possible on the U.S. Drought Monitor. Farmers are struggling to produce in Texas' third worst drought on record, as reported by KUT. Low water levels are causing potential hazards to boaters and causing boat ramp closures. And of course, the triple digit temperatures are no picnic. How are you handling the drought? with us.