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Water Conservation

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Conservation Working, But Water Department Rates Still Rising

Conservation efforts are paying off and water usage is down in Fort Worth. But as people use less water, the city is considering raising rates to cover water department operating costs.

CBS 11–03/24/2014

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Boosts Water Conservation

Texas Parks & Wildlife is launching a campaign to promote water conservation this summer. Country-rock musician Kevin Fowler made a video that has started airing across the state.

06/04/2013

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Texas A&M AgriLife Offers Water Education Website

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has launched a water education network as a one-stop online source on quality, conservation and management.

04/02/2013

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North Texas Cities Draining Water Tanks During Drought

With parts of North Texas in Stage-3 water restrictions it might seem counter-intuitive for local water utilities to intentionally flush water “down the drain”… but that’s exactly what some are doing.

11/09/2011

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Texas Voters Approve 7 Constitutional Amendments

Texas voters approved seven constitutional amendments on Tuesday, which will allow new cooperation between cities and counties.

11/09/2011

Texas Congressman a Top Water User Despite Drought

Texans across the state are being asked to conserve water. But at least one elected leader does not appear to be doing his part.

11/03/2011

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Dallas Asking Customers To Increase Water Conservation

There are no mandatory water restrictions for residents in the City of Dallas… yet. On Friday the city asked both commercials and residential customers to “step up” their efforts to conserve.

08/12/2011

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Southlake Eyes Further Water Restrictions

Southlake officials are worried if water demand isn’t scaled back they may have to take further water conservation efforts.

08/06/2011

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Texas House To Consider Water Conservation Plan

A plan to offer property owners tax breaks for water conservation is making its way past lawmakers as most of Texas struggles with drought.

05/23/2011