Groundwater at a Glance

Texas’ electricity supply depends on small uses of groundwater by power plants and mines


Adequate water is essential for the state’s power plants and mines to continue providing the reliable supply of electricity that Texans depend on. It’s also a precious resource increasingly in demand.

Luminant’s plants and mines take great care in practicing good water stewardship and conservation. The company captures, monitors, treats when necessary, recycles or reuses water at its plants and mines to ensure good water quality and maintain exemplary regulatory compliance.

In remote areas where there is no other realistic source of high-quality water for our facilities, a very small amount of groundwater is pumped for vital operational uses. The Texas Water Development Board data shows this use by power plants and mines accounts for just 1.6 percent of total statewide groundwater pumping. That tiny percentage is critical to the reliability of the state’s electricity supply.

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