Texas secures long-term abundant water supply for farms, industry, and citizens
Sponsored by Sen. Troy Fraser and Rep. Pitts, and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Rick Perry, SJR1 and HB4 secure an abundant water supply for the State of Texas through a $2 billion water infrastructure development fund known as The State Water Implementation Fund (or SWIFT). The law empowers a highly-accountable, governor-appointed Texas Water Development Board to build reservoirs and water pipelines for industry, farming, and communities.