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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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.

Xeriscape in Texas

Template for Homeowner Association Xeriscaping Guidelines

Please use the templates below as samples to assist you in the adoption of guidelines for drought-tolerant landscapes for your homeowner association (HOA). These templates may work in totality for some HOAs but not for others.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: David Foster

Water on the Home Front

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

Texas Currents - Fall 2017

Texas Currents - Fall 2017

In this issue: Building a Culture of Water Conservation in DFW; Oil Industry Plays ‘Russian Roulette’ with Our Drinking Water; Permit for Toxic East Texas ‘Landfarm’ Denied!; Tree Protection Ordinances Survive Special Session; Austin’s ‘Water Forward’: The Next 100 Years; What Hurricane Harvey Should Teach Us

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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.