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.

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.

dry cracked soil due to drought in Texas

Water Conservation

We are 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.

Austin skyline / photo: flickr.com/normlanier (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Water Forward: A Critical Decision Point for Austin

Austin is nearing the end of a three-year planning process on how to meet its water needs for the next 100 years. Taking advantage of local water supplies is much more protective of the environment – and people's pocketbooks-- than piping in water from other communities.

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.

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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.