Texas Rain Catcher Awards

The Texas Water Development Board announces the Texas Rain Catcher Award, a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program from October 1, 2007, to promote the technology, educate the public, and to recognize excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas. See how you can do it too with the Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting

Read more about the Texas Rain Catcher Award

2012 Winning Entries

Rainwater harvesting tank and arroyo with buried tank at the Lone Statr Groundwater Conservation District in Conroe, Texasnew

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, Conroe

The mission of the district is to help Montgomery County progress to a sustainable, balanced portfolio of water resources. Leading by example, the district has implemented several water conservation measures at its office including a rainwater harvesting system.

Front view of the Denton County complex with a rainwater harvesting tank in the backgroundNew

Hugetz Residence, Houston

Embracing a water conservation ethic, the Hugetzes have installed a 6,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system to provide water for their newly remodeled home in Houston.

View of Hacienda Maria overlooking the farmNew

Hill Country Alliance, Bee Cave

Since 2009, the Hill Country Alliance has been hosting the Rainwater Revival. The day-long, free, annual event educates and inspires Hill Country homeowners and businesses about the many benefits of rainwater harvesting as a source of water.

Aerial view of one of the new Hays CISD schools with two rainwater harvesting tanksNew

Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Willow City

The fire department has installed a 80,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system at their fire house in Willow City and another 10,000-gallon tank at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area for fire fighting use.

Students at Stroman Middle School installing the roof for the rainwater harvesting systemNew

Billy Kniffen, Menard

Billy is the face of rainwater harvesting in Texas. After serving for almost 30 years with Texas A&M's AgriLife Extension Service, Billy now works with the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association developing education programs.