The Texas Water Development Board is considering a list of projects feasible through the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, established with voter approval in November through Proposition 6.
A work session was hosted Monday in the Texas Tech School of Law recommended the state board consider placing projects for small towns and agriculture land on the priority list before submitting to governement officials in the coming months,
The meeting held in Lubbock was among several similar sessions throughout the state. The board is seeking input on water related project ideas, which members will score and prioritize. They will then submit the plans to regional water groups for further review and critique. The board will formally adopt a final report in December, then submit it to the state legislature.
The board continues to work and gain public input with the state’s 16 regional water-planning groups. The regional group will then take concerns to the state level.