Water and Sewer Utilities

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    This Can't Be True About Our Drinking Water, But It Is

    So, according to an article in the Texas Tribune, we're drinking Dallas' toilet water. Maybe not that literal, but no doubt the folks up north are grinning from ear to ear on that one. The story comes in a piece about Wichita Falls dealing with drought and a move to turn treated sewer water into ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Voters Approve Prop Six, $2 Billion Water Infrastructure Plan

    Looks like there will be water, water everywhere, or at least funding for water infrastructure. Proposition 6, an amendment to the state constitution allowing the appropriation of $2 billion to fund revamping state water infrastructure, has passed, Associated Press reports. Houston voters can feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Election Roundup: Proposition 6 (Funding the State Water Plan)

    Referendum: Proposition 6 (the proposed constitutional amendment to fund the State Water Plan), if approved by voters, will allow a one-time transfer of $2 billion from the state Rainy Day Fund to provide local governments with loans to help build water infrastructure in the state. Key issue: The r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    State Water Plan All Lawed Up, But Will Voters Care to Fund it?

    To the surprise and shock of nobody -- aka almost everybody -- legislators managed to get together and pass the state water infrastructure plan before the 83rd Legislative Session ended. They did it by basically breaking the legislation into pieces and passing each piece separately, including the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Will the State Water Plan Funding Get Out of the House? Maybe

    Last week, pretty much everybody and their grandmother thought the state water plan was deader than an Elvis Presley-era jumpsuit. Hopes were high when the 83rd legislative session opened in January. Many people who pay attention to this stuff (i.e. people like us who think water rights are intere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Declassified KBR Contract Shows How It Gets a Free Pass for Willful Misconduct

    These dudes know how to write a sweet contract.​A KBR government contract protected the company from liability for injuries or deaths caused by willful misconduct, according to recently declassified Army documents. Although the existence of the clause was revealed as a part of a lawsuit file ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Houston Turns Back to Tap Water

    That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Menacing Mayor?

    A water district director wants police to protect him from Kemah's King

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Diva of the Deal

    How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Smell

    Maxwell House Factory

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Lost in The Woodlands

    A former slave colony finds it isn't even worth basic water and sewage systems

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Down the Drain

    Downsizing may not be treating city water workers -- or what we drink-- safely

  • News

    May 9, 1996
  • Film

    March 10, 1994

    My Life As A Grape

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape -- growing up eccentric in a small Iowa town