Here’s something we don’t get to say very often: It’s been a promising month for water in the Hill Country.

With record sprawl pushing ever westward from I-35 and climate change threatening an age of Texan megadroughts, the water future of the Hill Country has looked increasingly fragile. Yet this month’s passage of a bipartisan infrastructure package with $55 billion directed toward the water sector — combined with the development of major new water reuse planning resources directed specifically at Hill Country communities — is a historic opportunity for the region. We need to capitalize on it.


Read more from Jennifer Walker and Sydney Beckner at the San Antonio Express-News here.