The Texas House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a major piece of water legislation aimed at expanding the drought-prone state’s network of pipes and reservoirs.
House Bill 4 would create a revolving fund to help local governments finance water projects. With most of Texas in the middle of a long and scorching drought, such a fund is needed to ensure the state’s viability for decades to come, said state Rep. Allan Ritter, R-Nederland, who wrote the bill.
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