Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (ICI) Resources
Education and Service Learning
The TWDB has a mission to provide leadership, planning, financial assistance, information, and education for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas.
The TWDB provides water resource educational programs for all age groups and provides teacher training workshops on water conservation. For information on K-12 water conservation education resources, visit the TWDB Kids page.
The TWDB also works with community members to encourage Service-Learning in schools. Service-Learning is a method of teaching, learning, and reflecting that involves student involvement and community service.
The TWDB promotes the School Water Audit, which is part of the Service-Learning project Put Some Blue In Your Green School and also promotes the Rainwater Harvesting Service Learning Project. Both Service-Learning projects help schools become efficient water users and raise awareness about the need for good stewardship practices of water resources within the community.
Loan Programs and Tax Incentives
- Texas Water Development Financial Assistance
- State Energy Conservation Office Loan Star Program
- Texas Sales Tax Exemptions for Water Related Equipment with Application (A sales tax exemption was created in 2001, to encourage water conservation.)
- Application for Water Conservation Initiatives Property Tax Exemption (A property tax exemption is allowed for all or part of the assessed value of a property on which water conservation modifications have been made. Check with your local county appraisal district for guidance.)
- Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 94-123 Water and Wastewater Systems
Alliance for Water Efficiency
An organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. The TWDB is a bronze charter sponsor and an early supporter.
Designed to make it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment by choosing water efficient products and services. Items that meet WaterSense specifications must be independently tested and/or certified, and only then can they carry the WaterSense label.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
A state agency dedicated to protecting Texas' human and natural resources. Their goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.
American Water Works Association
An organization for the purpose of providing information pertaining to the management of water-works, for the mutual advancement of consumers and water companies, and for the purpose of securing economy and uniformity in the operations of water-works.
Green Plumbers America
An organization that strives to train, equip, and provide an army of knowledgeable green plumbers and contractors across North America, delivering water and energy conservation products and services to consumers and businesses.