Texans are making tremendous progress on conserving water. In fact, in the municipal sector (composed of residential, institutional, industrial, and commercial water use) cities across Texas are using 21 percent less water than we were in 2000.
One of the methods used to track water use is to calculate how much water is used per person each day, or gallons per capita per day (GPCD). Each Texas community tracks this data. Using this information, which is collected by the Texas Water Development Board, we found that the average municipal per capita water use in Texas dropped from 175 gallons per day in 2000 to 138 gallons per day in 2015. That adds up to a lot of water savings!
Many cities have stepped up to the plate in a big way to reduce water use. Check out our Texas Water Conservation Scorecard to see how your utility is doing… Read more from the Sierra Club