AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment Policy Analyst Leigh Thompson on desalinating brackish water for consumer usage. The paper, Baby Got Brack: Desalinating Brackish Groundwater in Texas, explores new technological innovations and recommendations on the usage of brackish groundwater in Texas.

"Texas aquifers contain enough brackish groundwater to cover the entire state to a depth of 15 feet,” said Thompson. “If desalinated, it could support current consumption levels for 150 years. Any legislation regarding brackish groundwater should recognize the distinguishing characteristics that separate fresh and brackish groundwater and allow for its use and development.” 
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Leigh Thompson is a policy analyst with the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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