Zero Net Water

  • January 22, 2014
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Imagine a water management strategy that would accommodate growth and development without unsustainably pumping down aquifers or incurring the huge expense and societal disruption to build reservoirs or transport water from remote supplies to developing areas. Welcome to the concept of Zero Net Water. Read more from waterblogue.com.

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Hays County rainwater fund proposed

  • January 22, 2014
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On January 21st the Hays County Commissioners Court discussed creation of a Hays County Rainwater Initiative Fund, the Hays “RAIN” Fund. After reviewing the proposal and hearing from speakers supporting the proposal, the Commissioners unanimously agreed to authorize Commissioners Whisenant and Conley to proceed with further development of the “RAIN” proposal and report back to the Court in about six weeks. The proposal authored by Commissioner Ray Whisenant would create a revolving loan fund that would be available to Hays…

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2013 Rainwater Harvesting News

November 12, 2013 Sustainability focus of Rainwater Revival “We’re dealing with so many water challenges in the state, particularly here in the Hill Country. There are a lot of unknowns like how to solve the complex water problems and rainwater harvesting is just a simple thing people can be doing to take the stress off of our aquifers.” Read the full Boerne Star article. November 5, 2013 Rain Barrels: Living with Drought, Rain or Shine It might have been a…

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2013 Rainwater News

  • September 26, 2013
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  December 13, 2013 2014 Kent S. Butler Memorial Groundwater Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) is now soliciting applications and essays for the 2014 Kent S. Butler Memorial Groundwater Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest through Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The essay contest is open to high school juniors, seniors, and immediate graduates who reside in the Austin, Eanes, Dripping Springs, Hays Consolidated, Del Valle, and Lockhart school districts. Learn More December 4, 2013 For Groundwater, Political…

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2012 Rainwater Harvesting News

December 9, 2012 Water Conservation Matters – even with no drought What Mike says to San Angelo can apply throughout the Hill Country, “If San Angelo and the region are to continue to survive and prosper economically and if Texas is to be sustainable with its limited water resources, then residents must learn to conserve water all the time — not just in drought situations.” Learn More November 21, 2012 TWDB Accepting Applications for the 2012 Texas Rain Catcher Award…

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2012 Rainwater News

  • September 26, 2012
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December 9, 2012 Water Conservation Matters – even with no drought What Mike says to San Angelo can apply throughout the Hill Country, “If San Angelo and the region are to continue to survive and prosper economically and if Texas is to be sustainable with its limited water resources, then residents must learn to conserve water all the time — not just in drought situations.” Learn More November 21, 2012 TWDB Accepting Applications for the 2012 Texas Rain Catcher Award Applications…

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2011 Rainwater Harvesting News

  December 20, 2011 Water a hot topic in Hill Country despite recent rains “Statistics provided by the Texas Water Development Board show that groundwater withdrawal from the Hill Country’s Edwards and Trinity aquifers increased dramatically between 1975 and 2010. In 1975, less than 10,000 acre-feet were withdrawn annually; that shot up to 41,000 acre-feet in 2010. Mix in recent drought years, and a picture of a thirsty Hill Country natural world comes into sharper focus.” Read more from SA…

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2011 Rainwater News

  • September 26, 2011
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December 20, 2011 Water a hot topic in Hill Country despite recent rains “Statistics provided by the Texas Water Development Board show that groundwater withdrawal from the Hill Country’s Edwards and Trinity aquifers increased dramatically between 1975 and 2010. In 1975, less than 10,000 acre-feet were withdrawn annually; that shot up to 41,000 acre-feet in 2010. Mix in recent drought years, and a picture of a thirsty Hill Country natural world comes into sharper focus.” Read more from SA Express-News. December…

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