Concern continues to grow over what legislators call the Lone Star State’s greatest resource.
"Ninety percent of our state is under drought conditions,” said Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio.
"We have 45 communities in the state that have less than 180 days of water,” added Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio.
Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, shared Larson’s concern.
"By 2060, we will have an increased demand of 22 percent for water, just keeping with current consumption, but our supply will go down by 10 percent,” said Martinez Fischer.
The state, however, believes they do have a plan for what to do next.
Proposition 6, a proposed constitutional amendment which has been in the works for two years, will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.
The proposed amendment would take $2 billion from Texas’s rainy day fund and apply it to projects state-wide to improve water resources.
This would include projects like desalination plants and purification plants.
"We're taking $2 billion. We're not granting any of this money, we're going to loan it out for folks that need it,” said Larson.
Projects like Southern Bexar County’s desalination plant would likely get money through Proposition 6.
Recently, opponents have said the proposition represents another example of overspending by the government.
However, it continues to gain momentum in San Antonio and on both sides of the aisle.
"When it comes to an issue like water,” said Martinez Fischer, "this is not an issue that divides on partisan lines"
Texas voters will have the final say on Nov. 5.
Legislators like Straus, Larson, and Martinez Fischer continued to drum up support as concerns of voter apathy have increased.
The November ballot does not contain any high-stakes races, leaving legislators to worry about low voter turnout.
There is also the issue of citizens in less drought-stricken areas remaining unsympathetic to those in drier parts of Texas.
According to Larson, all of Texas should be worried because the state’s economy hangs in the balance.
"If we don't do something now, jobs will leave the state by the tens of thousands," he said.