Conservation Resources

Agricultural Water Conservation

Natural Resource Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal agency that works hand-in-hand with the people of Texas to improve and protect their soil, water and other natural resources. For decades, private landowners have voluntarily worked with NRCS specialists to prevent erosion, improve water quality and promote sustainable agriculture.

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/tx/home/

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

With a vast network of 250 county Extension offices and some 900 professional educators, the expertise provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is available to every resident in every Texas county.

http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/

Texas Water Development Board

The mission of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is to provide leadership, information, education, and support for planning, financial assistance, and outreach for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas. Our mission is a vital part of Texas' overall vision and the state's mission and goals that relate to maintaining the viability of the state's natural resources, health, and economic development.

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/ innovativewater/rainwater/ index.asp


Education

Texas Water Development Board - Public Awareness and Education

Educational programs offered by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) focus on building understanding about water resources, state water planning and water conservation across the state.

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/conservation/education/

Texas Water Development Board - Water Conservation Publications and Brochures

Most brochures are available for sale when larger quantities than the number of free copies are desired. Most materials are available in packages of 100. Limitations may be placed on quantities of literature due to availability.

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/publications/brochures/conservation/


Irrigation and Evapotranpiration (ET) Information

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (Irrigation Texhnolofy Program)

Irrigation Technology Center promotes efficient irrigation and water conservation while maintaining profitable agricultural production and quality urban landscapes.

http://itc.tamu.edu/

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (Texas ET)

Texas ET (Evapotranspiration) Network contains weather information, current and average evapotranspiration data, and irrigation watering recommendations.

http://texaset.tamu.edu/


Municipal Water Audit Information

Texas Water Development Board - Municipal Water Audits

TWDB staff is available to work with utility managers in providing on-site water audit assistance. TWDB staff is able to perform consultant type work and review the water audit worksheet with utility managers so they may have an understanding on how the water audit benefits the utility.

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/conservation/resources/waterloss-resources.asp


Rainwater Harvesting

Texas Water Development Board - Rainwater harvesting

For centuries, people have relied on rainwater harvesting to supply water for household, landscape, livestock, and agricultural uses. Before the advent of large centralized water supply systems, rainwater was collected from roofs and stored on site in tanks known as cisterns. With the development of large, reliable water treatment and distribution systems and more affordable well drilling equipment, rain harvesting was all but forgotten, even though it offered a source of pure, soft, low-sodium water.

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/innovativewater/rainwater/index.asp

Texas AgriLife Extension – Rainwater Harvesting

Our mission is to improve the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. Perhaps the most critical part of every Texan’s life is available and afforable access to a clean and ample supply of water. Water is life.

http://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu/

American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA)

The Mission of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, nonpotable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world.

http://www.arcsa.org/


Resources for Water Conservation Information

American Water Works Association (Water Wiser)

Is a comprehensive clearinghouse of resources on water conservation, efficiency, and demand management for conservation professionals and the larger water supply community.

http://www.awwa.org/resources-tools/water-knowledge/water-conservation.aspx

Alliance for Water Efficiency

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is an organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water, the Alliance serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts. The Edwards Aquifer Authority is a bronze charter sponsor of the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/

Water Conservation Throughout the Home

Helpful information that covers water usage and conservation tips in the kitchen, in the bathroom, as well as other indoor and outdoor usage. 

http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-water-conservation/


Water Sense

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA (Water Sense): WaterSense makes it easy to find and select water efficient products and ensures consumer confidence in those products with a label backed by third party, independent, testing and certification. Certifying organizations help maintain the WaterSense integrity and credibility by verifying and testing products for: conformance to WaterSense specifications, efficiency, performance, label use and also conduct periodic market surveillance.

http://www.epa.gov/watersense/