If you would like to order copies of the publications listed, click on the Literature Order Form  and submit the form to You may also fax your request to the Texas Water Development Board at (512) 936-0816.

Conserving Water Indoors

You can easily save a minimum of 20 gallons per day just by installing water-efficient fixtures and reducing leaks.

Conserving Water Outdoors

In the summer, outdoor water use can account for 50 to 80 percent of home water use.

Texas Lawn Watering Guide

A handy guide to maintaining a beautiful yard by using only as much water as your lawn actually needs. Includes a detailed discussion about how soil type affects water need, how to prevent runoff on slopes, taking care of trees and shrubs, using mulch, how much to water and when to water, and determining the how long you should run your sprinkler.

Agricultural Water Conservation Best Management Practices Overview

This brochure details recommendations for Texas agriculture water conservation practices. It also describes what types of assistance government entities can providfe and gives an overview of the Texas Water Development Board.

The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting, Third Edition, 2005, Texas Water Development Board Publication

The manual serves as a primer on the basics of residential and small-scale commercial rainwater harvesting systems design. It is intended to serve as a first step in considering options for constructing a rainwater harvesting system or implementing a harvesting program.


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