2010 Water Conservation News

December 16, 2010

Water Conservation Council to continue and loan offered for Bastrop area water

Sunset Advisory Commission chair Glenn Hegar opted on Thursday to withdraw a suggestion that the state Water Conservation Advisory Council be abolished. Read full Statesman.com article here.

December 15, 2010

Will state abolish water conservation council?

The Sunset Advisory Commission could decide on Thursday that the Legislature ought to abolish the Water Conservation Advisory Council to save some money. Read full Statesman.com article here.

April 26, 2010

Legislators Mull Water Conservation

Last year, State Comptroller Susan Combs reported to the Texas Legislature that the long droughts and the explosive population growth of the past two decades has made water scarce and urged lawmakers to take the bull by the horns then to avoid a major shortage that could turn into a crisis. “Given Texas’ growing population, the development and protection of our water resources is one of the most pressing long-term issues facing lawmakers,” Combs, a former state legislator, wrote in the conclusion of her 72-page report. Read more from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal here.

March 8, 2010

Drop by Drop: Seven Ways Texas Cities Can Conserve Water

The National Wildlife Federation and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club released a joint report today recommending seven common-sense water conservation measures. The report reviews 19 cities around the state to see where these measures are in place and concludes that, with some exceptions, most of the cities surveyed are not doing enough to make the most efficient use of existing water supplies. Read more…

March 3, 2010

Water Conservation: Good, Bad, and Ugly

Perhaps the timing isn’t best (the drought has lifted and attention has drifted elsewhere) but the National Wildlife Federation and the Sierra Club released a report this week on water conservation efforts in nineteen Texas cities. As the two groups note, the “quality and extent of water conservation programs in Texas’ cities vary considerably.” Read more from the Texas Observer here.

February 25, 2010

Hill Country Alliance Receives $25,000 Grant for Water Conservation and Advocacy

The Hill Country Alliance announces the receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Kirk Mitchell Environmental Law Fund to support the Alliance’s water conservation education advocacy. Read full Mason County News article here.