Fourteen major rivers, more than a hundred lakes, and 23 aquifers comprise the major sources of freshwater in Texas. It sounds like Texas has plenty of water, but the reality is these resources are shared across five metropolitan cities and distributed across a state the size of France with two-thirds of the state comprising arid to semi-arid environments. The water is also used for a variety of applications, each of which has specific desired levels of water quality.
The Texas State Water Bill (HB 4) has been signed into law authorizing $2 billion in spending on water related projects and could ultimately fund more than $25 billion.
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Training & Development
The Training and Development program at RS&H aims to provide associates with continual opportunities to improve their professional skills and to become leaders in their respective fields. Last year in the Tyler office, our associates participated in OSHA safety training, obtained a number of TxDOT pre-certifications, attended a TxDOT environmental conference, completed project management boot camp, and joined a variety of professional organizations.
Most consequences in life don’t seem possible until they actually happen. Whether it is going that extra five miles over the speed limit or not getting your inspection sticker on time, it can be easy to overlook potential repercussions. The same holds true for environmental related laws and regulations. It seems easy to construct that well location without contacting a consulting firm to conduct a wetland determination, threatened and endangered species evaluation, or cultural resource assessment. It would be cheaper if a company did not have to install that emission-reducing equipment or mitigate for the stream that was re-routed. Noncompliance could lead to delays in project completion, enforcement fees, or criminal penalties that are not worth it. Below are a few examples of companies that paid the price for noncompliance – literally.