January 31st, 2012
01:12 AM ET

Texas community trucks in water to stem shortage

A small central Texas community has begun trucking in thousands of gallons of water to avoid running dry during the state's historic drought, a water official said.

Two trucks filled with about 8,000 gallons of water reached Spicewood Beach Monday afternoon and the precious liquid was immediately pumped into community water tanks.

"The community could be trucking for two weeks or two months, it just depends on the weather," according to Lower Colorado River Association spokeswoman Clara Tuma. "It's raining right now, though."

The town is under a Stage 4 water emergency - the most severe level - and it won't ease until the town gets more rain over an extended period of time.

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  1. Tcr c2

    Lets see...... They have the oil wells, why cant they drill for domestic water wells? Maybe because they have polluted there water table for so many years, from what is it? Fracking formations with high pressure chemicals and maybe it seeped through fractures in the formations . May be they should of studied the lithology a little more in depth before the ruined there aquafir. Wow that was easy. I used to be a driller for many years until i saw the dammage it does to the enviroment! Even at the depth of 3000 ft or even deeper it harms the enviroment. But bush lives there in texas so im sure hes got 1 or 2 demesticated water wells for his private use. Somebody check his yard early in the morning and i'll bet you anything he's watering his lawn , or is he growing bushs?

    January 31, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Clydster

    Everythings bigger in texas even there draught!

    January 31, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. **cosmicVox *

    No intelligent life in here, Beam Me Up Scotty...

    January 31, 2012 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. TORI©

    I'm so thirsty,I could drink 8,000 gallons of water.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. IM THIRSTY

    JUST GIVE THEM THE WATER

    January 31, 2012 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |