Report: Texas Must Increase Water Conservation Efforts
Texas Tribune, May 18, 2016
Most water utilities in Texas need to “substantially increase” their conservation efforts, according to a recent review of more than 300 city utilities by the Texas Living Waters Project, a consortium of environmental groups.
Among the state’s larger cities, Austin topped the list of those with strong conservation efforts claiming 90 points out of a possible 100. Kingsville ranked lowest, receiving just 10 points.
The Project’s Water Conservation Scorecard looked at how well utilities comply with state reporting requirements, whether they limit outdoor watering and how much water disappears from their distribution systems.