Natural Resources | Water

Recognizing the Benefits of Aquifers

A comprehensive Texas water supply strategy needs to include the long-term use of groundwater.

Today, groundwater is available from existing underground aquifers that are continually being replenished from rain, and unlike surface water, aquifers do not run off or evaporate. Groundwater can be withdrawn on a long-term basis, and utilizing water from nearby aquifers is an efficient and cost-effective water supply solution. The appropriate use of groundwater, when combined with surface water sources, optimizes yield and enhances the value of existing supplies, diversifies a region's water supply, and can help to preserve the environment. Extensive study demonstrates that this is a sustainable and balanced approach that benefits water providers, residents and businesses, and the local community.

Forestar has an interest in the groundwater rights on nearly 1.5 million surface acres, including a 45% royalty interest in potential commercial production from groundwater rights on nearly 1.4 million surface acres, principally located in East Texas over the Carrizo-Wilcox and Gulf Coast aquifers. In addition, we own groundwater leases on approximately 20,000 surface acres in Central Texas, principally over the Simsboro aquifer.

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Our Water Interests

Forestar has an interest in the groundwater rights on nearly 1.5 million surface acres, including a 45% royalty interest in potential commercial production from groundwater rights on nearly 1.4 million surface acres, principally located in East Texas over the Carrizo-Wilcox and Gulf Coast aquifers. In addition, we own groundwater leases on approximately 20,000 surface acres in Central Texas, principally over the Simsboro aquifer.

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Central Texas Aquifers

Forestar has an interest in the groundwater rights on nearly 1.5 million surface acres, including a 45% royalty interest in potential commercial production from groundwater rights on nearly 1.4 million surface acres, principally located in East Texas over the Carrizo-Wilcox and Gulf Coast aquifers. In addition, we own groundwater leases on approximately 20,000 surface acres in Central Texas, principally over the Simsboro aquifer.

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East Texas Aquifers

Forestar has an interest in the groundwater rights on nearly 1.5 million surface acres, including a 45% royalty interest in potential commercial production from groundwater rights on nearly 1.4 million surface acres, principally located in East Texas over the Carrizo-Wilcox and Gulf Coast aquifers. In addition, we own groundwater leases on approximately 20,000 surface acres in Central Texas, principally over the Simsboro aquifer.

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