Water needs in West Texas are great. The Regional Water Plan for the Far West Texas region expects a 7% increase in water demand by 2040 to meet a growing population. The local economy driven by agriculture and energy relies on a steady supply of water in a part of the state known for being hot and dry. Presidio County took a significant step in securing its water sustainability that will allow the region to maintain its place in the Texas economy, but also spur economic growth.
Nine entities in Presidio County are working together with Water Finance Exchange (WFX), in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), to implement a regional approach to water supply and sustainability. By developing a multi-year capital improvement plan and a 39-member steering committee of local representatives to see it through, Presidio County is demonstrating how regionalization, conservation, and sustainability work together.
Read more about WFX’s work in Presidio County here.