Texas Water Development Board presents 2010 Texas Rain Catcher Award

For immediate release.  Contact: Kimberly Leggett at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN - (March 17, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today presented the 2010 Texas Rain Catcher Award to the Community Resource and Recreation Center in Canyon Lake (commercial/industrial category), the Katherine Anne Porter School in Wimberley (education category), Texas A&M University’s Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building in College Station (government category), and the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Kerrville (non-profit category).

On July 16, 2007, the TWDB authorized the Executive Administrator to establish and implement the Texas Rain Catcher Award competition and recognition program. The program was established as an additional means of promoting rainwater harvesting in the state, educating the public on the benefits and advantages of rainwater harvesting, and recognizing individuals and entities dedicated to the cause of managing this precious natural resource.

Since the start of the program, the TWDB has recognized nine individuals or entities. The winners have demonstrated remarkable efforts at conserving water through rainwater harvesting and educating the public about this important conservation measure.

For more information about the winners, as well as more information, please visit Rainwater Harvesting

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.