Perspective

There is no “1 size fits all” solution to water conservation & drought contingency planning for water utilities in Texas. The combination of sources, supplies, infrastructure, and demographics creates a unique situation for each individual water provider. As water conservation & drought contingency plans evolve through time and experience, advanced strategies and best management practices can be employed to identify and save water in both the short term and the long term.

Without adequate planning, no water provider can be assured that they will have an adequate supply of water in the future. Population growth trends and water-use projections are significant in most areas of Texas. Demands on water resources will continue to grow while water supplies are not projected to grow significantly. Meeting the inevitable water supply challenges of the future is a universal concern.

Water Conservation is the ultimate new water supply. Drought Contingency measures will be necessary from time to time. Planning is essential.