Texas Rain Catcher Awards

The Texas Water Development Board's Texas Rain Catcher Award is a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program established October 1, 2007, to promote technology, educate the public, and to recognize excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas.

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2016 Winning Entries

Martin Family Farms

When their new well only produced two gallons per minute from the Ogallala Aquifer, Glen Martin of Martin Family Farms began searching for an alternative water supply.

Herbert Marcus Elementary School

The school’s outdoor classroom now includes two 250-gallon cisterns used to irrigate the demonstration garden which includes newly installed fruit trees and a native and adapted pollinator-friendly butterfly garden.

New Braunfels Utilities

New Braunfels Utilities developed a multipronged approach to raise awareness about rainwater harvesting.

Samuel Jackson Incorporated

This manufacturing plant can sustain its operations on a total annual rainfall of only six inches.

Bethune Project

The riding arena provides a 14,000 square foot catchment surface that fills two 30,000-gallon water tanks.

2015 Winning Entries

Archived Winning Entries (2007-2014)