Heat and Drought Cause Water Problems in Texas Town

When it’s hot and dry, and has been for a while, water concerns often come to the forefront of public discussions. And recently water issues became a big concern for Kemp, Texas residents when dry soil and aging water infrastructure led to 14 major water line breaks. The town ultimately decided to shut off water to many homes in order to fix the breaks.

The video below shows the effects of the town’s decision, and how officials coped with the problem in the short term. The story gave us a new perspective on the damaging effects of droughts – not only are ground water supplies at risk, but as the ground itself dries, underground infrastructure is at risk.

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