The mission of the water conservation staff is to provide leadership, planning, education, information, technical assistance, and agricultural financial assistance for water conservation in Texas.
In Water for Texas: 2017 State Water Plan water conservation strategies for the year 2070 are projected to provide 2,344,541 acre-feet to help meet the projected needs for additional water supplies. This volume of water conservation represents 27.7 percent of the identified strategies to meet water supply needs in 2070. Irrigation conservation accounts for 15.7 percent, municipal conservation is 9.6 percent and other conservation is 2.4 percent. Reuse strategies add an additional 14.2 percent (1,106,614 acre-feet) of potential supplies in 2070 and includes indirect reuse, other reuse and direct potable reuse.
We take pride in providing services that help Texans establish effective water conservation programs by implementing best management practices. Our staff supports the Water Conservation Advisory Council in their mission to establish a professional forum for the continuing development of water conservation resources.
Through our agricultural conservation programs we provide grants, cooperate in voluntary irrigation metering programs, and collect data for annual irrigation water use estimates.
We assist with required municipal water conservation plans and water loss audits, collect data for required plans, water loss audits, and annual reports, and provide resources for industrial, commercial, institutional water conservation programs. A guidance and methodology report is available for assisting in the preparation of water use reports, water conservation plans, and reports on water conservation efforts.
We also have ongoing programs for conservation education and public outreach to promote water conservation and develop water resource educational programs.