Texas city wins Municipal Groundwater Conservation of the Year award

Jan. 10, 2014

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The city was honored for finding creative ways to save water and help residents do the same.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The city of College Station has received a Municipal Groundwater Conservationist of the Year award from the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District, according to an article by The Eagle.

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The city has increased water conservation using various methods, including a tiered-pricing structure, year-round water restrictions, replacement of broken sprinkler heads, repair of all controllable links, free irrigation system check-ups, rainfall collection system rebates, new construction rebates and water budgets with direct savings of more than 210 million gallons of water, the article reported.

College Station is also involved in a study on the reuse of water, in partnership with the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District and other municipalities, noted the article.

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According to the article, the study is sanctioned by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and will result in more water being placed back into the drinking water system.

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