Toward Sustainable Water Practices in Texas

Clean Water Action is working in local communities, and at the state level, on behalf of sustainable water policies that protect drinking water at its source, preserve wetlands and aquifer recharge zones, and conserve water for the future.


Austin skyline / photo: (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Austin City Council Passes Water Forward, Moves to Implementation Phase

With Water Forward, Austin will become the only large and growing city in the nation not seeking to meet projected needs by taking water from other communities.

Xeriscape in Texas

Template for Homeowner Association Xeriscaping Guidelines

Please use the templates below as samples to assist you in the adoption of guidelines for drought-tolerant landscapes for your homeowner association (HOA). These templates may work in totality for some HOAs but not for others.

flooded sewer grate / photo: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

CodeNext: Towards a More Climate Resilient City

We need to make sure that CodeNext preserves and improves Austin's environmental protections, and creates a more climate-resilient city.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: David Foster

Water on the Home Front

Learn More About the Texas Water Crisis, State Law, and Drought Resistant Landscaping

From We All Live Downstream

Lake Sam Rayburn, photo: US Army Corps of Engineers
September 19, 2017

An oil and gas surface disposal land farm application was rejected per a letter from the Texas Railroad Commission to the applicant Common Disposal as of Tuesday, September 11.

shutterstock, Lori Martin
August 26, 2016

The Sunset Review of the Texas Railroad Commission is well underway, and on Monday, August 15 I joined dozens of other Texans to speak out at the Sunset Advisory Commission's public hearing at the State Capitol.