Helpful Documents

Enhance State Participation in Municipal Water Conservation – Part of the LBB staff’s Texas State Government Effectiveness and Efficiency Report (January 2013).

Urban Landscape Water Use in Texas – A brochure from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

An Evaluation on Urban Landscape Water Use in Texas – Article from the Texas Water Journal

A Report on Progress of Water Conservation in Texas – Report to the 83rd Texas Legislature Submitted by Water Conservation Advisory Council, December 2012

TWDB Water Conservation Tips Brochure – A public education document developed by the TWDB that includes tips for indoor and outdoor water conservation.

Water-Efficient Landscaping – A document from the EPA for homeowners seeking to implement water-efficient landscaping techniques. Includes information on benefits, methods and examples of projects.

From Policy to Reality – Maximizing Urban Water Conservation in Texas – A report developed by the Environmental Defense Fund analyzing urban water conservation in Texas and making recommendations for improvements.

Drop by Drop – A report developed by the National Wildlife Foundation and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club focusing on the pillars of municipal water conservation.

Water Conservation Advisory Council 2010 Report – The newest report from the Water Conservation Advisory Council, which has been tasked by the Legislature with reviewing water conservation issues in Texas and making policy recommendations.

The Coming Crisis: Water Availability and Municipal Conservation Efforts in Central Texas – A Clean Water Fund report focusing on water shortages in Central Texas and the benefits of conservation.

Agricultural Water Conservation – A best management practices guide for agricultural water users from the TWDB. Includes information on grant funding.

Edwards Aquifer Authority Groundwater Conservation Plan – A regional conservation plan developed by the Edwards Aquifer Authority to help groundwater users conserve water through increased efficiency.

TWDB Report on Municipal Water Loss – A report prepared for the TWDB surveying and analyzing municipal water loss in Texas (2005).

Water Conservation Implementation Task Force Guide – A guide on best management practices for water conservation for different categories of users (2004).

TCEQ Rules on Water Conservation Plans – A copy of TCEQ’s rules regarding the development and implementation of water conservation and drought contingency plans for different water users.

Helpful Links

100+ Ways to Conserve – Sort through nearly 200 water-saving tips, download and print tip posters or share your favorites on social media, from Water Use it Wisely

Hill Country Landscapes – Watersaving landscaping and gardening tips from LCRA

Water IQ – A statewide public education program that provides information on local conservation resources.

TWDB Water Conservation – Information from the TWDB on water conservation in Texas and the Water IQ public education program. Includes links to helpful documents and sector-specific information.

Texas Water Advisory Council – A committee tasked by the state Legislature with reviewing and recommending water conservation strategies in Texas.

Texas Living Waters – Information on groundwater from a joint effort by three conservation organizations —  The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and National Wildlife Federation and Galveston Bay Foundation.

EDF Texas Water Solutions Blog – Posts from EDF’s Texas water blog about conservation topics.

Austin Water Utility Water Conservation – Information from the City of Austin on local water conservation programs, including the city’s free toilet replacement program.

LCRA Water Conservation – Details on water conservation strategies and programs from the Lower Colorado River Authority, including specific information on Hill Country landscaping.

SAWS Water Conservation – Information on water conservation from the San Antonio Water System, which has been very aggressive in using conservation strategies to reduce demand. Includes information about rebates and other money-saving programs for consumers.

City of San Marcos Water Conservation – Water conservation programs offered by the City of San Marcos.

Gardening With Native Plants – An extensive series of how-to guides from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center about choosing and using native plants at your home.