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Municipal BMP Development

Below is a list of Municipal BMPs that are currently being developed by the Council’s workgroups and sub committees. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate at any stage in the process.

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Proposed New BMPs
Proposed Revisions to Existing BMPs
Adoption and Enforcement of Landscape Irrigation Standards Introduction to Municipal BMPs
Calculating Residential GPCD Athletic Fields Conservation Final
Customer Categorization and Billing Systems Conservation Coordinator
Development of a Water Conservation Plan Cost Effective Analysis
Funding Conservation Programs Conservation Ordinance Planning and Development Final
Informative Water Billing Statements Conservation Oriented Rate Structures
Irrigation System Rebates Custom Conservation Rebates
Low Income Plumbing Upgrade Program Golf Course Conservation
New Technology Outreach Options Landscape Retrofit Programs
Non Residential Water Surveys Park Conservation
Partnerships with Non Profit Organizations Final Rainwater Harvesting and Condensate Reuse
Public Awareness Program: Water IQ Regional Conservation Planning and Implementation Groups
Residential Conservation Consultants Residential Clothes Washer Incentive Program Final
Residential Landscape Irrigation Evaluation Final Residential Toilet Replacement Programs
Residential Top User Analysis & Education School Education
Small Utility Outreach and Education Final Showerhead, Aerator, and Toilet Flapper Retrofit
Texas GPCD Calculator  
 
Training for Irrigation and Landscape Professionals System Water Audit & Water Loss Control Final
Water Efficient Landscape Design Water Reuse
Water Conservation Citizens Council Water Waste Prohibitions and Enforcement Final
Watering Schedules  
   

 

 

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Introduction to Municipal BMPs

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Mun BMP Intro."

Lead Developers:

  • TWDB Staff
Status of BMP: Introduction to Municipal BMPs Date Related Information
Draft Introduction 4/15/13 Draft Introduction (April 2013 )
Final 06/13/13 Municipal BMP Introduction

 

 

 

 


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Athletic Fields Conservation

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Athletic Fields."

Lead Developers:

  • Mark Peterson, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Athletic Fields Conservation Date Related Information
WCAC Vote for Recommendation 8/26/2013  
Public Comment Period on Preliminary Draft 4/15/12 - 5/15/12 Preliminary Draft
Development of Preliminary Draft 2/1/12 - 3/1/12  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 1/1/12 - 2/1/12  

 

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Conservation Coordinator

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Conservation Coordinator."

Lead Developers:

  • Anai Padilla, El Paso Water Utilities
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Conservation Coordinator Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Cost Effective Analysis

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Cost Effective Analysis."

Lead Developers:

  • Drema Gross, Austin Water
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Cost Effective Analysis Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Conservation Ordinance Planning and Development

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Conservation Ordinance."

Lead Developers:

  • Dana Nichols, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Conservation Ordinance Planning and Development Date Related Information
WCAC Vote for Recommendation 8/26/2013  
Public Comment Period on Preliminary Draft 4/15/12 - 5/15/12 Preliminary Draft
Development of Preliminary Draft 2/1/12 - 3/1/12  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 1/1/12 - 2/1/12  

 

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Conservation Oriented Rate Structures

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Conservation Rates."

Lead Developers:

  • Jennifer Nations, College Station Utilities
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Conservation Oriented Rate Structures Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Custom Conservation Rebates

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Custom Rebates."

Lead Developers:

  • Brandon Leister, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Custom Conservation Rebates Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Golf Course Conservation

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Golf Courses."

Lead Developers:

  • Mark Peterson, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Golf Course Conservation Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 5/10/12  

 

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Landscape Retrofit Programs

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Landscape Retrofit Programs."

Lead Developers:

  • Donna Fossom
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Landscape Retrofit Programs Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Park Conservation Programs

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Park Conservation."

Lead Developers:

  • Adolph Garcia, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Park Conservation Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Regional Conservation Planning and Implementation Groups

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Regional Conservation Planning."

Lead Developers:

  • Mary Gugliuzza, Forth Worth Water Utilities
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Regional Conservation Planning and Implementation Groups Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Residential Clothes Washer Incentive Program

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Residential Clothes Washer Incentive Program."

Lead Developers:

  • Brandon Lester, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Residential Clothes Washer Incentive Program Date Related Information
Public Comment Period on Preliminary Draft 4/15/12 - 5/15/12 Preliminary Draft
Development of Preliminary Draft 2/1/12 - 3/1/12  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 1/1/12 - 2/1/12  

 

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Residential Toilet Replacement Programs

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Residential Toilet Replacement."

Lead Developers:

  • Phil Weynand, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Residential Toilet Replacement Program Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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School Education

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "School Education."

Lead Developers:

  • Carole Davis, Dallas Water Utilities
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP:School Education Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Showerhead, Aerator, and Toilet Flapper Retrofit

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Shower, Aerator, Flapper Retrofit."

Lead Developers:

  • Vickie Castilleja, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Showerhead, Aerator, and Toilet Flapper Retrofit Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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System Water Audit and Water Loss Control

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Water Audits and Loss."

Lead Developers:

  • Dan Strub, Austin Water Utilities
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: System Water Audit and Water Loss Control Date Related Information
WCAC Vote for Recommenation 8/26/2013  
Public Comment Period on Preliminary Draft 4/15/12 - 5/15/12 Preliminary Draft
Development of Preliminary Draft 2/1/12 - 3/1/12  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 1/1/12 - 2/1/12  

 

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Water Waste Prohibitions and Enforcement

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Water Waste Enforcement."

Lead Developers:

  • Toni Fox, San Angelo
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Water Waste Prohibitions and Enforcement Date Related Information
Public Comment Period on Preliminary Draft 4/15/12 - 5/15/12 Preliminary Draft
Development of Preliminary Draft 2/1/12 - 3/1/12  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 1/1/12 - 2/1/12  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Adoptions and Enforcement of Landscape Irrigation

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Enforcement of Landscpae Irrigation."

Lead Developers:

  • Jan Klein, San Marcos Water Utilities
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Adoptions and Enforcement of Landscape Irrigation Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Calculating Residential GPCD

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Residential GPCD."

Lead Developers:

  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Residential GPCD Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Customer Categorization and Billing Systems

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Billing Systems."

Lead Developers:

  • Elliot Fry, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Customer Categorization and Billing Systems Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Enhanced Enforcement of State Regulations on Irrigation

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "State Irrigation Regs."

Lead Developers:

  • TBD
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Enhanced Enforcement of State Regulations on Irrigation Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Development of Water Conservation Plans

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Conservation Plans."

Lead Developers:

  • Texas Water Development Board Staff
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Development of Water Conservation Plans Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Funding Conservation Programs

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Funding Conservation."

Lead Developers:

  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Funding conservation Programs Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Informative Water Billing Statements

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Informative Billing."

Lead Developers:

  • Anne Hayden, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Informative Water Billing Statements Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

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Irrigation System Rebates

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Irrigation Rebates."

Lead Developers:

  • Mark Petersen, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Irrigation System Rebates Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

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Low Income Plumbing Upgrade Program

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Low Income Plumbing."

Lead Developers:

  • Sandra Rios, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Low Income Plumbing Upgrade Program Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

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New Technology Outreach Options

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Technology Outreach."

Lead Developers:

  • Michael Graef, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: New Technology Outreach Options Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

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Non Residential Water Surveys

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Non Residential Surveys."

Lead Developers:

  • Mark Peterson, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Non Residential Surveys Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

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Partnerships with Non Profit Organizations

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Partnerships with NPOs."

Lead Developers:

  • Calvin Finch, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Partnerships with NPOs Date Related Information
WCAC Vote for Recommendation 8/26/2013  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft 4/15/12 - 5/15/12 Preliminary Draft
Development of Preliminary Draft 2/1/12 - 3/1/12  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 1/1/12 - 2/1/12  

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Public Awareness Program: Water IQ: Know your water.

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Public Awareness Water IQ: Know your water."

Lead Developers:

  • Denise Hickey, North Texas Municipal Water District
  • Texas Water Development Board Staff
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Public Awreness Program - WaterIQ Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

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Residential Conservation Consultants

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Residential Consultants."

Lead Developers:

  • Juan Soulas, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Residential Conservation Consultants Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

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Residential Landscape Irrigation Evaluation

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Irrigation Evaluation."

Lead Developers:

  • Dean Minchillo, Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Residential Landscape Irrigation Evaluation Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft 4/15/12 - 5/15/12 Preliminary Draft
Development of Preliminary Draft 2/1/12 - 3/1/12  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 1/1/12 - 2/1/12  

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Residential Top User Analysis and Education

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Top User Analysis."

Lead Developers:

  • Melody Emadiazar, City of Frisco
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Residential Top User Analysis and Education Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Small Utility Outreach and Education

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Small Utility Outreach."

Lead Developers:

  • Jessica Woods, City of Roundrock
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Small Utility Outreach and Education Date Related Information
WCAC Vote for Recomendation 8/26/2013  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft 4/15/12 - 5/15/12 Preliminary Draft
Development of Preliminary Draft 2/2/12 - 3/1/12  
Introductory Review and Evaluation 1/2/12 - 2/1/12  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas GPCD Calculator

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Texas GPCD."

Lead Developers:

  • Gene Montgomery
Status of BMP: Small Utility Outreach and Education Date Related Information
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft 5/31/13 - 07/31/13 Texas GPCD Calculator
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft 5/31/13 - 07/31/13 Workbook for Texas GPCD Calculator
Development of Preliminary Draft    
Introductory Review and Evaluation    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Training for Irrigation and Landscape Professionals

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Training for Landscape Pros."

Lead Developers:

  • Dean Minichillo, Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD)
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Trainnig for Irrigation and Landscape Professionals Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Water Efficient Landscape Design

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Water Efficient Landscape."

Lead Developers:

  • Dotty Woodson, Agrilife Extension
  • Karen Guz, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Status of BMP: Water Efficient Landscape Design Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watering Schedules

To send comments or questions regarding this specifc BMP, please send an email to wcac@twdb.texas.gov .Title the email subject line "Watering Schedules."

Lead Developers:

  • TBD
Status of BMP: Watering Schedules Date Related Information
Worksession Scheduled TBD  
Public comment Period on Preliminary Draft TBD  
Development of Preliminary Draft TBD  
Introductory Review and Evaluation TBD