Water conservation advocates say Texas has the best on the whole.
The state has a robust and effective water management program.
And water conservation advocates are optimistic about other states.
Here’s how you can make a difference.
(The Associated Press)Water conservation advocates agree that Texas has been doing a good job with its water conservation efforts.
Water conservation advocacy groups are pleased with Texas, though they note that it’s far from perfect.
Texas is a drought-prone state.
And Texas is often criticized for being behind in reducing water usage.
But critics say Texas does a good enough job that it has the highest rate of conservation in the country.
Texas is a state with a number of unique challenges, said Matt Larkin, executive director of the Texas Water Conservation Council.
For one, it has no statewide water agency.
So the state’s water management agency has little power to enforce any state rules.
And water conservation groups say Texas’s approach to water management is unique.
They say the state uses about a quarter of its water in conservation efforts, with a smaller portion going to conservation districts.
In other words, there are lots of water conservation districts that don’t have a lot of water, so they have to rely on the state to provide more water to them.
Texas also has a large rural population, so it’s a little bit more dependent on the city, Larkin said.
And Texas is known for being very active in its water resources.
It’s one of the states that produces the most water per capita.
Texas, however, has been spending about the same amount per capita as other states, and Larkin says that doesn’t necessarily translate to the best rate of water use.
Texas also has the lowest number of people per square mile.
That makes it a lot more difficult for water to be used efficiently.
The state also doesn’t have any statewide standards for water use, so water conservationists say they’re still learning the basics.
They also say that the state doesn’t regulate the amount of water that people use, even though there are some rules for that.
Texas has no limits on how much water can be used per person per day.
And Larkin cautions that Texas’s reliance on conservation districts is not a good thing.
He said some districts don’t make enough money to pay the bills.
And conservation districts don, too.
So it can make it hard for people to save and conserve water, Larkinsaid.
And conservationists have a few recommendations.
They suggest the state create a statewide water conservation program.
They want to see more transparency from the state about the state of the water conservation programs.
And they also want to have more people participating in water conservation.
Larkin said it’s up to Texans to lead the way, and they’ll be able to make a big difference.