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.

 

flooded sewer grate / photo: flickr.com/ghost_bear CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Austin's Land Development Code: 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: Bob Beyer

Your Xeriscape Headquarters

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. Use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.

From We All Live Downstream

Becky Smith Photo
June 6, 2022

Welcome to our new Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund Texas State Director, Becky Smith!  Becky is taking the helm in the Lone Star State after our long time Texas State Director David Foster transitioned into his well-earned retirement at the end of 2021 after 26 years serving the people and natural environment of Texas.

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.