In Texas Water Districts, water resources

2012 Texas Water Development BoardDid you know(?)…

  • There is the same amount of water on the Earth today as when the Earth was formed.
  • The average total home water use for each person in the US is about 50 gpd.
  • On average, 50-70% of household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens.

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According to the Texas Water Development Board, by 2060 the state’s demand for water is likely to increase by 27 percent compared to its demand in 2000.The primary message of the 2012 State Water Plan is a simple one: In serious drought conditions, Texas does not and will not have enough water to meet the needs of its people, its businesses, and its agricultural enterprises.
Talking sustainability…Urbanization and population growth are creating pressure on available water resources. How does Reuse/Recycled and Greywater help the balancing act of our exponential population growth in South Central Texas versus our diminishing availability of fresh water resource?

  • Augments water sources and provides an alternative source of supply.
  • Manages water consumption and wastewater discharges.

Dowload the Water Reuse as a Water Management Stategy for small communities in Texas presentation

Useful definitions:
Recycle/Reclaim/Reuse:To recover useful water from garbage or wastewater,
To extract and reuse for such things as outdoor use, watering lawns and gardens.

Greywater: Gently used water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines. It is not water that has come into contact with feces.