The proposed $2 billion water infrastructure fund that goes before Texas voters Nov. 5 could provide an unprecedented opportunity by the state to invest in water conservation. Or it could be weak tea.
Those are the views of Texas environmental leaders, who differ over a provision in the water legislation that calls for 20 percent of the money to go toward water conservation projects, such as fixing leaky pipelines or installing infrastructure for the reuse of wastewater for irrigation.
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