Gov. Rick Perry signed a new bill in an effort to aid in water conservation and allocation efforts.
The contents of House Bill 4 will restructure the Texas Water Development Board, implement new funding means to support water-supply projects and help officials prioritize projects to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of water resources.
With well over 1,000 people moving to Texas daily, according to Gov. Perry, it is crucial to promote water conservation and innovation in the coming years. The passage of House Bill 4 allows for funding of up to $30 billion in projects over the next 50 years to ensure that the water infrastructure can support growing demand and seasonal droughts.
Furthermore, with the creation of new projects comes the creation of jobs. These added jobs will contribute to building stronger communities and encouraging Texas’ position as a leader in the national economy.
The bill will become law on September 1, 2013.