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New survey results

Poor drinking water quality is major concern among low-income populations across Texas, especially border communities

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A water deal to protect whooping cranes

Texas Water Trade announces water purchase to protect endangered whooping cranes on Texas coast

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Game changer for 'Greenfield' Parcels

Continued efforts lead to expanded low-cost financing opportunities for water reuse projects

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City of Austin Permitting and Development Center

CEO selected for Vida Water

Texas Water Trade takes major step in launch of a new water service to bring affordable, safe drinking water to underserved populations in Texas

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May 26, 2023

TWT: Water for People, Water for Nature

TWT CEO Sharlene Leurig talks Texas Water Trade and the Texas opportunity to secure water for people and water for nature.

In the News

March 16, 2023

PepsiCo beverages & Frito-Lay announce $1.2 million water replenishment project with Texas Water Trade that will benefit Galveston Bay

PepsiCo Beverages North America and Frito-Lay North America announced a commitment of $3.3 million in funds toward water replenishment projects across North America. These projects aim to advance PepsiCo's ambitious effort to become Net Water Positive by 2030, which includes reducing absolute water use and replenishing back into the local watershed more than 100% of the water used at company-owned and third-party sites in high water-risk areas.

In the News

February 28, 2023

SpringsFest to Celebrate Historic Comanche Springs, March 11, in Fort Stockton, TX

On Saturday, March 11, SpringsFest ’23 will celebrate the history of Comanche Spring – both past and present –with a series of events from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Comanche Springs Swimming Pool and James Rooney Memorial Park. 

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February 22, 2023

TWT is hiring a Coastal Program Manager

The Coastal Program Manager will play a critical role in supporting the leadership team responsible for setting and achieving the organization’s programmatic goals along the Texas Gulf Coast.

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February 16, 2023

Black and Hispanic Texans say they don’t trust the quality of their water

A survey was commissioned by the nonprofit organization Texas Water Trade and included responses from households in both rural border communities and in urban areas across Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth.

February 6, 2023

New survey results: Poor drinking water quality is major concern among low-income populations across Texas

A new Texas Water Trade analysis shows that Black and Hispanic populations living in border communities, as well as Metro Houston and the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, are broadly dissatisfied with the quality of their drinking water. As a result, most are relying on bottled water as their primary drinking water source.

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January 12, 2023

Austin and Travis County are ripe for water reuse – and tapping low-cost financing to pay for it

See the two-page flyer that outlines opportunities for developers to use TX-PACE financing for water reuse infrastructure that will reduce water use and utility bills

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As Texans continue to seek innovative solutions for today’s and future water needs, for all uses, we at Texas Water Trade are honored to assist in identifying, incentivizing, undertaking and charting new paths forward to help pave the way.

- Carlos Rubinstein, former chairman of the Texas Water Development Board