Texas

Come Celebrate With Us - Spring for Water 2014

2014 Spring for Water Party and Fundraiser - RSVP


Saturday April 5th
Amala Foundation, 1006 South 8th Street, Austin Texas
6:00 to 9:00pm

Featuring: Live Music- TBA
Drinks-Including Sangria from Valley Mills Vineyards
Appetizers-Chi’Lantro
Silent Auction

$25 entrance includes food and drink

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We will be celebrating progress in our ongoing campaign to build a culture of water conservation in Texas. Since last year's Spring for Water event, we secured passage of Senate Bill 198, which no longer allows homeowner associations in Texas to ban xeriscaping. Since the bill's passage, we have held community meetings in Dallas, Houston, Fredericksburg, Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Bastrop, Pflugerville, and many more, to assist HOAs in revising their landscaping practices in a way that achieves the maximum benefit from the new law. Our meetings bring together HOA board members and residents, landscaping experts, HOA management companies, municipal water conservation staff, and other key stakeholders. We are proud to announce that numerous HOAs now give broad latitude to homeowners wishing to xeriscape as a direct result of our outreach. For example, right after hearing one of our presentations, four HOAs in Dallas amended their landscaping rules to allow residents to reduce  turf grass coverage in their front yards from 100% to 25%!

Clean Water Action Endorses Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Clean Water Action has announced that it is endorsing long-time environmental champion Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Clean Water Action is one of Texas' leading grass-roots environmental organizations with over 25,000 members in Travis County.

“It is difficult to imagine a more qualified candidate than Brigid for this position,” said David Foster, State Director for Clean Water Action. “She brings a wealth of expertise, a proven record of building consensus among diverse stakeholders, and a genuine passion to protect our environment and quality of life. We need energetic leadership on the Commissioners Court, and that's why we are endorsing Brigid Shea.”

Published On: 
12/06/2013 - 09:08

Your Xeriscape Headquarters

Welcome to the Clean Water's Xeriscape Headquarters for Texas

Please use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.

Xeriscaping: About the term

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. This can encompass a wide variety of plant options. It is important to note that xeriscaping does NOT mean landscaping with rocks and cacti alone.

Conserving Water in Texas

WHY CONSERVE WATER?

Population growth, a changing climate and recurring drought are straining Central Texas’ limited water resources. Conserving water is the cheapest and best way to meet future water needs. Water utilities, public officials, the business community and the general public all need to act now to conserve water for the future.

Take Action today - Tell your legislators it's time to conserve water in Texas!

Canvass Director and Assistant Canvass Director Positions Now Available

Clean Water Action is the nation’s largest grassroots group focused on water, energy and environmental health.  Clean Water Action’s 1 million members participate in Clean Water Action’s programs for clean, water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, and creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses.  Clean Water Action’s nonpartisan campaigns empower people to make democracy work.

Xeriscape Styles

Xeriscapes can come in a wide variety of appearances. There is a xeriscape style for everyone.  Below, find ideas to inspire you in the process of transforming your yard into a beautiful water-conscious space.

Support Water Conservation in Texas!

Support Water Conservation!The Texas Water Development Board needs to hear from YOU - click here Texas voters approved Proposition 6 this November, which approved 2 billion in funding for water projects.  The Texas Water Development Board(TWDB) is the authority in charge of deciding how to allocate money.  Tell them to prioritize investments in water conservation to assure that we have enough water to meet future needs, to protect the environment, and to help assure water rates are affordable. Send a message today.

Template for HOA Xeriscaping Guidelines

Important Note on Applicability of the Model Xeriscape Guidelines Below:

Xeriscaping in Texas

Xeriscaping is hot all the rage in Texas. But, what does it mean? And what does it look like? Get more information below and here and scroll down to take a look at great examples from Clean Water members xeriscaped yards.

Xeriscaping: About the term

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. This can encompass a wide variety of plant options. It is important to note that xeriscaping does NOT mean landscaping with rocks and cacti alone.

Learn More About SB198 and Drought Resistant Landscaping!

Do you live in a home owners association neighborhood? Would you like to save water, save money, and have a beautiful yard? Then join Clean Water Fund to learn how you can!

Please attend the “Water on the Home Front” Community Meeting in your area

San Marcos Council of Neighborhood Associations
  • May 19th
Hutto
  • July 7th
  • Details to Come
Not in one of these communities? Contact us about scheduling a meeting near you!
We’re speaking with homeowner’s associations across the state about the hot topic in Texas: outdoor residential water conservation. Join us to discuss the new law for Homeowner Associations to allow residents to plant drought-tolerant landscapes. It’s free and open to the public.

Senate Bill 198, passed by the Texas Legislature earlier this year, has gone into effect. Because of  SB 198 HOAs can no longer ban drought-tolerant landscapes. However, they can still set guidelines for these landscapes and can require prior approval for all changes to anyone’s yard.
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