Natural Resources | Water | Texas Water Planning
Recognizing the Benefits of Aquifers
Forestar can play an important role in delivering long-term water supply solutions to communities in Texas.
Communities across Texas are working to secure water. Texas will need additional sources of water to sustain anticipated demand growth and help us cope with our drought-prone climate. The Texas Water Development Board projects that Texas' population will increase 82% from 2010 to 2060, resulting in a nearly 22% increase in water demand and that existing water supplies will decline by 10% over the forecast period. As a result, a drought of record would result in a water shortfall of 8.3 million acre feet/year in Texas by 2060. The Texas Water Development Board, in coordination with regional planning groups, is developing plans to meet Texas' future water needs. Find out more.
Fortunately, there is significant groundwater available in Texas, and Forestar can play an important role in delivering long-term water supply solutions. We are working with local communities, water providers, groundwater districts, environmental groups, and others to help Texas meet its water supply challenges. Forestar is committed to a balanced approach for usage of groundwater in Texas.