Texas’ dry spell brings questions of water supply quality

By on November 9, 2011

Texans are concerned about existing water supplies due to an extended drought.  The drought has affected the state’s lakes and rivers capability to rejuvenate. As a result, drinking water has come under scrutiny.   A resident of a small town informed the Thomson Reuters paper, that the water “tastes ugly and [it] stinks.”  A representative of the Austin Water Quality offered assurance that water quality was not a problem, but did express concern about the increase of algae growth in the lakes.   Austin Water Quality has taken measures to address the algae problem, but scientific researchers have a grim forecast should the drought complications continue.

Read more at Texas Tribune.

Image credit: Texas Dept. of Agriculture

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