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What is water conservation?

Water conservation is the careful management and use of water to assure it provides the best long-term benefit to the public. Conservation is preservation of water from loss, damage or neglect. It includes processes that help provide long-term access to clean water by preventing unnecessary water usage and waste.Conservation can include preserving, controlling and developing water resources, both surface water and groundwater, and preventing water pollution. Water conservation is pract...
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How can I conserve water?

There are many ways to conserve water, such as using high efficiency clothes and dish washers, fixing leaks and being careful about how and when we water outside, among other suggestions.These tips will not only help preserve water for future generations, but they can help ease the drain on our pocketbooks. For more information on water conservation, click here.
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Why should I conserve water?

@media (max-width: 960px) { .img_right { clear: both !important; float: inherit !important; margin: 0 auto !important; margin-bottom: 20px !important; } }Conserving water can be one of the easiest and most effective ways to positively impact our environment as well as our communities. Water conservation can take a variety of forms and each of them is important in the process of preserving one of the Earth’s most valuable resource...
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Why is conservation important?

@media (max-width: 960px) { .img_right { clear: both !important; float: inherit !important; margin: 0 auto !important; margin-bottom: 20px !important; } }Water conservation is especially important in Texas because the state has experienced periods of droughts since the Texas government first began recording droughts in 1870.The most recent intense drought happened between 2010 and 2015. This drought was defined as an exceptional drough...
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Is rainwater harvesting legal in Texas?

Yes, rainwater harvesting is legal in the State of Texas. According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, most if not all domestic water needs can be met by collecting rainfall from the roofs of homes and outbuildings. A permit to collect rainwater is not needed.
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