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Texas Water Conservation Scorecard is named 2017 Blue Legacy Awards winner

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March 21, 2017

We are excited to announce the Texas Living Waters Project’s Water Conservation Scorecard has been recognized as a 2017 Blue Legacy Awards winner in the Innovative Projects category. The Water Conservation Scorecard, released May 2016, is the result of a statewide analysis of more than 300 public water utilities to find whether Texas’ water suppliers […]

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Texas Water Conservation Scorecard is nationally recognized for its “broader implications for water utility professionals outside [Texas]”

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March 09, 2017

The Texas Water Conservation Scorecard has been featured as the March 2017 cover story in the Journal of the American Water Works Association, a nationally-renowned publication that features thought leadership from water industry professionals. This feature elevates Texas water utilities and the public scorings of their water conservation efforts to national attention within the water […]

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Texas Water Conservation Scorecard featured in Journal of the American Water Works Association

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March 02, 2017

We are excited to announce that our Texas Water Conservation Scorecard project has been featured as the cover story in the Journal of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The Journal – AWWA, published since 1914, “serves as a forum for thought leaders in the water and wastewater industry.” To read the abstract and download (free for […]

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Conference Materials: 2017 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium

Feb. 22, 2017

The annual Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium provides water utilities with the information they need to implement successful water conservation programs. Topics covered include: Communicating about conservation in order to turn your customers into water savers and water utility advocates. Examining water conservation benefits and pitfalls from the water utility perspective Tools to reduce outdoor water use […]

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UT students should take steps to reduce water consumption

The Daily Texan, February 21, 2017

You are probably well acquainted with the cartoon raccoons in the Kinsolving and J2 Dining halls that lightly shame you for wasting food. But their judging stares neglect one of the biggest sources of waste on campus: water.

A study from Arizona State University revealed that college students use approximately twice as much water as the typical American to cover the same necessities. Although the study did not delve into the cause of the excess water usage, our demographic obviously has room for improvement. Awareness alone could cut down on much of the waste. Since most college students do not pay their own water bills — and do not have parents to scold them into conservation — they do not have to face their own indulgence. Merry Klonower, Director of Communications at the Texas Water Development Board, emphasized that small actions by individuals can “accrue into more impactful changes.”

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