Urban Landscape Water Use in Texas

Source:  Texas Water Resources Institute

R. Cabrera, K. Wagner, B. Wherley, L. Lee

Urban-municipal use is the second largest category of water use in Texas. Within this use category, lawn and landscape water use is a significant, but largely unmeasured, component. Landscapes are important components of urban environment special report BY the Texas water resources Institute and provide an array of economic, environmental, human health and social benefits.

A recent report in the Texas Water Journal, summarized in this publication, evaluated urban landscapes in Texas and associated water use and offered strategies and practices that can significantly reduce water use for urban landscape irrigation.

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