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Conservation is essential to Texas’ future, and it’s time to get serious

As we head into another hot Texas summer and ponder future summers in a warming climate, the imperative to sustain adequate water availability for our communities and support fish and wildlife habitat continues to grow. The just-released 2020 Water Conservation Scorecard addresses this concern head-on by offering an in-depth look at how effectively Texas water utilities are saving water.

Since the release of the initial Scorecard in 2016, utilities have made some advances, but these new scores highlight that the state needs to take additional steps to conserve its most precious resource.

Read more from Jennifer Walker, deputy director for the Texas Coast and Water Program at National Wildlife Federation, from The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation here.