No political issue in Montgomery County is more important than water. Approximately 60% of the human body is water, and we need it to survive. However, perhaps no topic is as obscure, complex, and misunderstood as the water supply in Montgomery County.
The San Jacinto River Authority, which controls most surface water in Montgomery County, warns that groundwater pumping needs to be highly regulated to avoid subsidence (sinking), while the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District blames the SJRA’s alleged monopolistic practices and regulations for driving up the price of water in the fast growing county.
With so much information out there, it’s hard to know the truth or even be able to begin to wrap your mind around such a complex and multi-faceted issue.
Bringing clarity to the water debate, MCPLive.TV is producing a series that will establish the basic facts of water and explore the issues surrounding the controversy. The “Water” series is produced by Dr. Billy Graff and MCPLive.TV founder Bill Brenza.
The first video has been released, covering the basics of how Montgomery County gets it’s water and the history of the various agencies involved in regulating water. You can watch the inaugural episode at the Youtube link below, or at MCPLive.TV’s Facebook page.
“We’re proud to bring to you the premier episode in a new series we call, ‘Water,'” said Graff.