Water for Houston: The Wallisville Case

by Bonnie B. Pendergrass, PenSEC, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The multipurpose Wallisville project included an industrial water supply for Houston. The project was nearly 70 percent complete when environmentalists succeeded in stopping construction in 1973. Wallisville, however, funded largely by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, proved to be a 'legislative Lazarus' resurrected by the courts and Congress. With the passage of the 1986 Water Resources Act which requires local sponsors to pay a larger share of the cost than before, the project once again seems terminal. Nevertheless, it could come back to life once more.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Water resources | Water policy | Project management | Industrial facilities | Legislation | United States Army Corps of Engineers | Construction management | United States | Texas

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