Innovative Water Technologies - Rainwater Harvesting Projects | Texas Water Development Board

Subdivision-Scale Rainwater Harvesting Systems as a Water Supply Strategy

Project Summary

Rainwater harvesting is rapidly expanding in Texas and elsewhere.The study will investigate the feasibility of using building-scale rainwater harvesting systems, a facility design and management protocol, and arrangements for an assured backup supply for an entire development in the Texas Hill Country.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Sanjeev Kalaswad
Funding Recipient:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment: Texas State University, San Marcos
Project Administrator:
Andrew Sansom, River Systems Institute: Texas State University, San Marcos
David Venhuizen, P.E., Austin, TX
White Hat Creative, Austin, TX
Project Start Date:
June 22, 2011
Project Completion Date:
February 28, 2013
Total Project Cost:
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
The study will inform the process of creating rainwater harvesting water supply systems across Texas.

Project Details


Project Sponsor:

Texas Water Development Board
Sanjeev Kalaswad, Ph.D. - Contract Manager
Texas Water Development Board
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711

Funding Recipient:

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment: Texas State University
Andrew Sansom - Principal Investigator
Executive Director
River Systems Institute: Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666-4616

Project Participants:

David Venhuizen, P.E.
5803 Gateshead Drive
Austin, TX 78745

Karen Ford
White Hat Creative
Austin, TX 78737

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Proposals in Texas Register February 25, 2011
Proposal received by TWDB April 18, 2011
TWDB Board approval June 22, 2011
Contract execution date August 25, 2011
Planned study end date October 31, 2012
Study completion date October 2013

Progress Reports

Other Documents

Final Report