Conserving Water to Prepare for Drought

Ongoing water conservation programs are the single best way to set the stage for effective drought response at both the local and state level.

The City of San Antonio’s ability to weather the extreme drought conditions of 2011 with relative ease provides a fine example of the benefits of such ongoing programs. By using water efficiently year round, that community had greater water reserves on hand before and during the drought and had a heightened awareness of the need to be particularly frugal in the use of water during the drought.

Other cities and water suppliers in Texas are increasingly recognizing the importance of such ongoing efforts –– as exemplified by Dallas, Fort Worth and Conroe.

Learn more drought response and strategies to improve drought planning at both the state and local level.