Across the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas, the vast Ogallala Aquifer underlies 36,000 square miles of Texas. The water used for agricultural production brings billions of dollars into the economy every year, creating jobs and income for people in Lubbock, Amarillo and throughout the region.

It is vital that we find ways to conserve this valuable resource without damaging the economy. It can be done. We can conserve water for the future without sacrificing jobs and economic growth today.