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Texas Water Report:
Going Deeper for the Solution

Note: This report was released Jan. 14, 2014, and may contain outdated information.
To locate more recent data, use the resources guide in the PDF version of the report.

Austin and San Antonio

A Tale of Two Cities

A number of Texas cities have developed comprehensive water conservation programs. They use the latest conservation techniques and incentives to maximize water supplies.

Here are examples of cities offering incentives as well as penalties to encourage water conservation.

Austin offers:

If everyone in the Austin area reduced their water use by just 10 percent, the community could save 13 million gallons of water each day.

The San Antonio Water System offers free home water audits and up to two free water-efficient toilets per household, along with free water-efficient fixtures. It also offers:

To see how we propose encouraging Texas cities to adopt proactive water conservation practices, visit our recommendations page or download Texas Water Report: Going Deeper for the Solution (PDF).