Sid Miller says West Texas towns 'out of water'

Sid Miller, the Texas agriculture commissioner, made his claim about West Texas towns being out of water about 13 minutes into this Texas Tribune event in March 2015 (Tribune video).

At a March symposium on water in Texas, the state’s agriculture commissioner was asked about his agency’s actions in that realm.

Sid Miller, a former legislator who took office in January 2015, replied that just that week he’d signed off on water wells being drilled in two West Texas communities with less than 180-day water supplies. Miller, a Republican, continued: "We have towns in West Texas that are out of water, that are having to truck in water."

We were familiar with occasional past shortages. But is that happening again?

Not at this time, we found, ultimately rating Miller's claim Mostly False.

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