How Houston’s water supply is struggling to meet demand despite severe drought
Water in the Houston metro area is running short, with some parts of the region reporting at least one of the worst droughts in decades.
But for now, many residents are able to draw from a limited supply of tap water, according to a study released Tuesday by the Center for Environmental Health.
The Houston-area population, according the study, is expected to peak in 2020 at 5 million, but the area is projected to shrink by more than half by 2036.
The study, by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, examined how much water the city of Houston, with more than 3 million people, is able to use and how much that water needs to be replenished.
For the study’s lead author, Elizabeth Dolan, the study showed that there are two types of water that are used in the city, both of which are limited.
The first type is water that is used to irrigate lawns, gardens and lawns for growing vegetables.
It’s often referred to as the “water garden.”
It has no operating capacity, but it is used for the water treatment of residential and commercial properties, according a press release from the Houston Public Health Department.
“The second type is groundwater that is typically used in urban agriculture.
The groundwater is used in agriculture and is not required to be pumped out,” Dolan said.”
When you look at the amount of water in the system, there is not enough to keep the water garden going.
We need more water.”
The water garden is in the form of a pipe that connects the city to the reservoir.
It provides water for homes and businesses, and also to the city’s wastewater treatment plants.
In a press conference Tuesday, Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city will continue to build water gardens.
“We’re going to continue to have a very large aquifer, and we’re going be able to tap into that, and tap into it in a sustainable way,” Turner said.
“We’re really going to have to build the aquifer to meet our needs.”
Turner said the water gardens will help to supply the city with water during the drought.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able … to grow food, it’s a great opportunity to provide drinking water to people who live in Houston, and it’s great for the environment as well,” he said.
Houston has had its worst drought in its history, according CNN’s John Bonifield, and a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that more than 20 percent of the city is facing water shortages.
Turner’s office said the new study showed there was not enough water to maintain the water gardening system, so the city has asked residents to draw water from a temporary water garden.
The city has also been making plans to use more of its water for landscaping.
Houston is also preparing to install a water storage facility.
A report from the city says the city plans to start installing water storage tanks at its wastewater treatment plant, which will be used for both domestic and industrial use.
Officials said the reservoirs at the city wastewater plant, the first in the country, have been pumping out more than 50 billion gallons of water since March, and that the city hopes to use about 100 billion gallons in 2020.