In August 2010, Gov. Rick Perry told the West Texas Legislative Summit he was intent on funding the state’s plan to ensure long-term water supplies.
“On the water side, I sincerely believe that the 82nd Legislature,” convening in 2011, “must finally execute our state’s water plan to help meet a demand that is expected to grow 18 percent over the next 50 years as our population doubles,” Perry said. “Some might call the current price tag steep, but we must invest soon to avoid a water crisis in the not too distant future.”
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Promise: To fund the state water plan.