Texas has been a battleground over the issue of drinking water contamination since the state announced in September that it would be allowing citizens to drink water from the Crossroads aquifer after it had been contaminated by lead.
A recent survey by the Center for Public Integrity found that about 90% of Texas residents were willing to drink from the aquifer, though that figure may not include some who have been drinking from wells for years.
The new rules came as a result of the Flint water crisis and are not without precedent.
The federal government has spent billions of dollars trying to protect drinking water supplies from lead poisoning.
In 2018, the federal government began allowing the public to drink tap water from Lake Huron and Lake Erie from their own homes.
The regulations were a major step forward in the fight against lead poisoning, but it still left some Americans who have lived in the region with limited access to drinking water.
In 2017, the state of Texas announced that it was going to allow residents to drink the water from Crossroads Aquifer as well.
The move has been met with skepticism from some communities, particularly those who live in the heavily urbanized and impoverished areas of Texas.
But the new rules are expected to be a boon for some of those communities.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Crossroads Water Supply, LLC will begin selling water from its Aquifer system at the same time that the Crosswater water supply is sold.
In the coming weeks, Texas will begin offering customers the ability to purchase tap water directly from the Aquifer for a total of $1.99 per liter.
That’s roughly $2.50 less than what the state is currently charging residents to use the CrossWater system.
Crosswater’s aquifer is located in the southern part of the state and is connected to the Lake Hurons in the western part of Texas and parts of Louisiana.
According for the EPA, the Crossstream Aquifer is an underground aquifer that is primarily used to provide water to farmers and livestock in areas of low salinity and high water tables.
The Crosswater aquifer contains a large amount of dissolved solids, which is what allows for a water supply that is highly saline and nutrient-poor.
The crossroads aquifers are located in three distinct geographic areas: the south end of the lake, the northern end of Lake Okeechobee, and the northernmost part of Lake Travis.
Crossroads says it plans to expand its Aquifers water supply throughout Texas to include other areas that have lower salinity, lower levels of dissolved minerals, and more limited amounts of dissolved oxygen.
Crosswaters’ aquifer supplies about 50 million people with drinking water and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) estimates that the total amount of water that can be used for drinking in Texas will be about 17.7 million liters per day.
The Texas Department, which administers the Cross waters water supply, said that Crosswater will be providing tap water for a limited number of homes that may be located along the aquifres boundaries.
Crossstream, the Texas water provider, said it will also be providing a limited amount of tap water to customers who live within an 80-mile radius of the Cross Waters Aquifer in Lake Travis County.
The company is working with local water systems to supply tap water through the aquifices boundaries.
According the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Crosswater is not allowed to provide tap water that is more than two weeks old.
It is also not allowed in areas where there is an active discharge of a water source that has an average of three times the salinity or dissolved solidity of the drinking water supply.
Crosspool has been the subject of controversy for years over its water supply and the amount of lead it contains.
A number of lawsuits have been filed over the years against Crosspool over its alleged water quality.
In 2006, Crosspool settled a federal lawsuit in which it was accused of being liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in contaminated drinking water in a Texas suburb.
The settlement required Crosspool to remove lead from its drinking water sources.