Texas is one of the fastest growing states in the nation. Fundamental to our ability to support this growth is a diverse, long-term water supply.
Regions throughout the state are experiencing different rates of growth and have different water sources at their immediate disposal. Our response to the increased demands for water should be two-fold. We must enhance conservation plans along with strategies to develop new and diverse water resources.
Dan’s efforts to address our state’s water infrastructure challenge include:
Water Planning & Conservation: Dan was as a primary author to the Legislature’s most recent water planning initiative.
Protecting Reservoir Designations: Since North Texas does not sit atop an aquifer, Dan’s successful defense of reservoir site designations will pay dividends for future residents.
Developing New Resources: Strategies to import water from outside the state are likely to become an important tool to address future demand, which is why Dan joint authored the new law to allow existing banks and basins to be used for water transfer purposes.
As the Dallas Area Delegation Co-Chair, Dan will continue to be a leader in the Legislature to ensure a stable water supply for our growing population needs.