In Water for Texas: Summary of the 2011 Regional Water Plans municipal water conservation strategies for the year 2060 are projected to provide 647,361 acre-feet to help meet the projected needs for additional water supplies. This volume of municipal water conservation represents 7.2 percent of the identified strategies to meet water supply needs in 2060. TWDB staff takes pride in providing services that help Texans establish effective municipal water conservation programs by implementing best management practices.
TWDB staff assists water utilities with development of required municipal water conservation plans and water loss audits; collects data for the required conservation plans and annual reports and for water loss audits; and also provides resources for industrial, commercial, institutional water conservation programs.
Municipal water conservation programs can benefit by using information provided by Best Management Practices, public awareness programs using Water IQ , TWDB's conservation education programs, including TWDB Kids, and the TWDB's conservation literature resources. Information in these resources includes activities for municipal utilities and for individual residences and businesses.
|Report Name||Who is Required to Report||When is Report Due||Legislative Code|
|Water Conservation Plan||Entities with loans greater than $500,000 (TWDB), 3,300 connections or greater (TWDB), a non-irrigation surface water right greater than 1,000 ac-ft/yr (TCEQ), or an irrigation surface water right greater than 10,000 ac-ft/yr (TCEQ).||Plans are revised every 5 years. The next revision is due to TWDB, May 1, 2014. TWDB shall be provided a copy of Plans submitted to TCEQ.||31 TAC Chapter 363, Subchapter A, Rule 363.15 / TWC 15.106(b)|
|Water Conservation Plan Annual Report||All entities with a Water Conservation Plan.||Reports are due to TWDB every year by May 1st.||31 TAC Chapter 363, Subchapter A, Rule 363.15(g)|
|Water Loss Audit||All entities with retail water connections.||Reports are due to TWDB every year starting May 1, 2013, for financial assistance recipients. Otherwise reports are due every five years. The next submittal is due May 1, 2016.||31 TAC Chapter 358, Subchapter B, Rule 358.6 / TWC 16.0121|
|Water Use Survey||Entities that have received a letter, generally municipalities with a population of 25 or greater, or high volume industrial water use.||Surveys are due every year, 60 days after receiving a letter.||31 TAC Chapter 358, Subchapter B, Rule 358.5 / TWC 16.012(m)|