Sprayed Away: Seven Ways to Reduce Texas’ Outdoor Water Use
One of the most critical issues facing Texas now and in the future is how we use water. The ways in which we approach water have enormous implications for our environment, our pocket books, and the quality of our lives. We can only grapple with this issue successfully if we have a clear idea of how much water we use, how we use it, and how we might become more efficient in using it. One major area of water use in Texas is outdoor landscape watering, which is especially significant in the summer. This report reviews the outdoor water use in 18 Texas cities in recent years to better understand outdoor water use in our state and to examine how we might become more efficient in that use.