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.
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