- The Texas State Water Plan projects that water demand will increase by 22% over the next 50 years as Texas’s population nearly doubles.
- Urbanization blocks the natural replenishment of water to aquifers, which supply 59% of water used in Texas, and increases water pollution. Use the Texas Water Fact Sheet to learn about the need for smart water use.
- Water supplies are also vital to keeping habitat for birds and wildlife healthy. The decisions we make about water can impact ecosystems hundreds of miles downstream. Our bays and estuaries are at increased risk of degradation as the increased demand for fresh water decreases flows to the coast. Birds like the endangered Whooping Crane depend on these fragile coastal habitats for their survival.
Learn more about the water conservation issues in your community:
- Watering restrictions have become the norm in many communities. Different municipalities have different standards for Water Restriction Stages; find out about your community’s latest water conservation efforts.
- Do you know where your water comes from? It’s not always the closest water source to your home. Find out where your community gets its water.
- What’s your water footprint? Use this tool to calculate your average household water use and learn about ways you can save water and money!