Water Conservation Brochures
Most brochures are available for sale when larger quantities than the number of free copies are desired. Most materials are available in packages of 100. Limitations may be placed on quantities of literature due to availability.
Please read the detailed ordering information, or call 512-463-7955 for additional assistance.
You don't have to give up having an aesthetically pleasing lawn to conserve water. It is important for homeowners who want to enjoy lawns but are concerned about conservation to realize lawns don't waste water, people do! There are positive features of lawns as recreational surfaces that reduce heat loads, noise, and water and air pollution. Learn how to:
- Choose plants adaptive to conditions in your area of the state.
- Measure the amount of water needed to irrigate your landscape.
- Use the right tools and methods to deliver the optimal amount.
With rising costs of operations for many businesses, conserving water is one way to cut costs without compromising services.
Using water more efficiently will not only save money but, more importantly, will also help protect the quality of life of future Texans.
You can easily save a minimum of 20 gallons per day just by installing water-efficient fixtures and reducing leaks.
In the summer, outdoor water use can account for 50 to 80 percent of home water use.
In the "Water for Texas" coloring and activity book, Billy the Bull, Amanda Armadillo, Sally Mander, and Grandpa Lizard guide children through fun facts about water in Texas, teach them the names of aquifers and rivers through word finds, give them information on how to conserve water at home, and apply what they have learned to create a story and draw a picture. There is even a maze and a connect-the-dots page. This entertaining 16 page booklet is targeted for ages Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
This booklet discusses Irrigation Scheduling, Measurement of Irrigation Water Use, Crop Residue Management and Conservation Tillage, Irrigation Audit.
This brochure details recommendations for Texas agriculture water conservation practices. It also describes what types of assistance government entities can provide and gives an overview of the Texas Water Development Board.
Children today will face a daunting challenge when they are adults: managing and conserving Texas' dwindling water supplies. So that they are equipped for this challenge, these future decision makers will need to be educated about the scientific background and complex issues associated with this critical resource.
List of publications in Spanish
These resources are no longer available to order, but copies of these publications can be downloaded free of charge and copied for distribution.
- Cuarenta Y Nueve Consejos Practicos Para Conservar Agua (Forty-Nine Water Saving Tips)
- Xeriscape (Xeriscape - Principles and Benefits)
- The Dillos Demonstrate Wordless Water Conservation A graphic collection of water conservation ideas with Spanish and English captions listed on final page