Monday, June 11, 2012

Lubbock, Amarillo Join Texas Water Smart

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, but in the case of water, I’d rather not find out. As part of the ongoing, Texas Water Smart conservation campaign, I recently joined state and local leaders in Lubbock and Amarillo to encourage Texans to adopt everyday habits to curb wasteful water usage. 

Our recent historic drought and booming population point to an unavoidable conclusion; it’s time all Texans take a serious look at individual water-use habits and find common-sense ways to conserve. Doing so is an investment in our drinking water, our food supply, our landscapes and Texas jobs.

Look around your home and place of business and fix water-wasting leaks; water your lawn and garden only in the morning or evening; and shorten shower times. These are just a few of the water-saving tips all of us can easily make part of our daily routines. And remember, a few drops saved, when multiplied by 26 million citizens, will go a long way toward being Texas Water Smart today, tomorrow and into the future.

For more helpful tips and information, visit

To see news coverage of Texas Water Smart events in Lubbock and Amarillo, go here.

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