Pro-con: Can brackish water ease state's woes?

Sara  Sneath By Sara Sneath

Feb. 8, 2015 at 11:58 p.m.
Updated Feb. 8, 2015 at 11:58 p.m.

Texas aquifers could hold enough brackish water to quench Texas' thirst for more than 100 years.

But they're not consistent guidelines on pumping the salty, mineral-loaded water from underground and doing so could affect the state's freshwater supply.

While water distributors and groundwater districts agree more research on the natural resource is necessary, distributors are hesitant to spend the money on research without the guarantee of production.

Can brackish water help ease the state's water woes?

Pro: Legislation could define management of brackish water

Con: Brackish desal needs more research



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