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Texas Water Report:
Going Deeper for the Solution

Note: This report was released Jan. 14, 2014, and may contain outdated information.
To locate more recent data, use the resources guide in the PDF version of the report.

Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Texas

The process of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) stores excess potable water in already existing aquifers for use during droughts or periods of high demand. Underground storage prevents water evaporation. ASR systems have gained in popularity nationwide, though Texas has only three such systems.

Bridget Scanlon, senior research scientist for the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses considerations for broadening ASR use in Texas.

Three Texas cities utilize ASR systems. Find out whether more cities are likely to adopt the practice on page 14 of Texas Water Report: Going Deeper for the Solution (PDF).