CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

State House To Debate $2 Billion Water Fund

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

dl image State House To Debate $2 Billion Water FundClick To Win A Disney World Vacation

jacks music match up 1982 State House To Debate $2 Billion Water FundPick The Best Song From 1982

grand in your hand11 State House To Debate $2 Billion Water FundWin A Grand In Your Hand

155742164 State House To Debate $2 Billion Water FundPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas House is expected to begin debate on a $2 billion state water fund that will be used to build new projects across the state.

State officials would use the money in House Bill 4 to leverage $27 billion over the next 50 years to build new reservoirs, improved pipelines and increase water conservation.

Texas underwent its worst one-year drought in 2011 and has still not recovered. Some cities have imposed water restrictions and experts say there is not enough water available for the state’s fast-growing population.

Republican Rep. Alan Ritter of Nederland authored the bill, which would basically set up a revolving fund for water projects. The money would come from the state’s $12 billion Rainy Day Fund.

The Republican-controlled House is expected to approve the measure.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES