Landtroop Bill Would Open New Water Supply Options

State Representative Jim Landtroop of Plainview has introduced legislation to repeal the junior priority provision for inter-basin transfers of surface water.  Landtroop said yesterday his HB2358 to repeal the provision would open up new water supply options for all Texans while reducing demand pressures on groundwater. Landtroop said current law puts unreasonable restrictions on the voluntary transfer of surface water from one basin to another.  He said the statutory disincentive to move state water restricts economic growth and development in areas that need water, including the fastest growing areas.

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