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"As Texans we all have a role to play in managing our aquatic resources. Whether we know it or not, we all live in a watershed. The raindrops that fall in our lawns, fields, woods and pastures ultimately either replenish an aquifer or flow into a creek or stream. As a result, the actions we take and the decisions we make with how we use, manage, conserve and value water impact the needs of those downstream, including our fish and wildlife. Thanks for caring about Texas wild places and wild things. Our aquifers, springs, creeks, rivers, bays, estuaries and gulf waters need you more than ever."
--Carter Smith, executive director Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Through committed conservation efforts and planning, we can have enough good quality water for people and wildlife.

How Can I Help?

  • Learn where your drinking water comes from and tell others.
  • Conserve water at home. Test Yourself: What's Your Water I.Q.?
  • Conserve water with water-wise landscaping.
  • Get involved in water planning and decision-making.
  • Discuss water issues and conservation tips in community meetings, clubs and educational settings.
  • More Tips for Conserving Water

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