Toward Sustainable Water Practices in Texas

Clean Water Action is working in local communities, and at the state level, on behalf of sustainable water policies that protect drinking water at its source, preserve wetlands and aquifer recharge zones, and conserve water for the future.

 

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Xeriscape Styles for Texas

Xeriscapes can come in a wide variety of appearances. There is a xeriscape style for everyone.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: Bob Beyer

Your Xeriscape Headquarters

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. Use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.

Take action to protect trees / photo: Century Tree at Texas A&M, flickr.com/derekbruff (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Protect Local Control. Oppose Tree-Killing Bills.

More than 50 cities in Texas from all across the political spectrum have ordinances in place to protect older, larger trees. But these ordinances are under attack from the legislature.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: David Foster

Water on the Home Front

Learn More About the Texas Water Crisis, State Law, and Drought Resistant Landscaping

From We All Live Downstream

Lake Sam Rayburn, photo: US Army Corps of Engineers
September 19, 2017

An oil and gas surface disposal land farm application was rejected per a letter from the Texas Railroad Commission to the applicant Common Disposal as of Tuesday, September 11.

shutterstock, Lori Martin
August 26, 2016

The Sunset Review of the Texas Railroad Commission is well underway, and on Monday, August 15 I joined dozens of other Texans to speak out at the Sunset Advisory Commission's public hearing at the State Capitol.