The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows no part of Texas in severe drought and just a few small portions in moderate drought. It's the first time in almost five years the map has looked like this. Still, a bunch of rain doesn't mean all of the state's water concerns are behind us. From the Texas Standard.
Yesterday afternoon the Texas Water Development Board released a draft of the rules for how major water projects across the state are going to be funded. Some of those projects include desalination, which is often considered too expensive to try.
Monday’s storm caused problems at Waco’s three water treatment plants. Some instruments failed at the City’s riverside plant and Mt. Carmel plant. The city’s main water treatment plant, which built to was And the ozonation system at the city’s main water treatment plant also temporarily went offline due to a lightning strike. Ozonation is a disinfection process.
"What we lost was the ozonation part for last night and this morning and it has since been fixed and is back online," said Jonathan Echols with Waco Water.