A state water agency is currently accepting comments relating to water conservation “best management practices,” many of which are relevant to cities.

In 2007, S.B. 3 created the Texas Water Conservation Advisory Council (WCAC), which is directed to monitor water conservation technologies, education, and implementation across the state.

The WCAC has been busy since its creation, and its members and participants are currently reviewing and updating the 2004 Texas Best Management Practices Guide, available at:

Through a stakeholder process, the WCAC aims to update the guide by revising existing best management practices (BMPs) and developing new BMPs.  Eight municipal BMPs are currently available for review and comment:

  • Athletic Fields Conservation
  • Conservation Ordinance Planning and Development
  • Partnerships with Non-Profit Organizations
  • Residential Clothes Washer Incentive Program
  • Residential Landscape Irrigation Evaluation
  • Small Utility Outreach and Education
  • System Water Audit and Water Loss Control
  • Water Waste Prohibitions and Enforcement

The comment period is open until May 15, 2012.  Comments should be emailed to wcac@twdb.texas.gov.

TML member cities may use the material herein for any purpose. No other person or entity may reproduce, duplicate, or distribute any part of this document without the written authorization of the Texas Municipal League.

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