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Water conservation is a perennial critical issue in the water industry. American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2019 State of the Water Industry Report showed conservation moving from 21st place to 16th place, and ranking 3rd among small utilities. The draft 2022 Texas State Water Plan shows that 37% of strategies in 2020 to meet the state’s growing water demand will be met by demand reduction, up from 31% in...

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TagsWater, Water conservation, PACE, environmental, water supply,

Water conservation -- don’t go it alone. In the next part in our Sustainable Water Management Series, this webinar will cover the importance of partnerships in water conservation and opportunities available.

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 7

Where: Webinar via Skype

Cost : Free

REGISTER HERE

Part 1: Transformational Water Conservation Projects at TxN

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TagsWater conservation, Water, water resource, water resource planning, PACE, Texan By Nature,

Texas has one of the most resilient, diverse and innovative economies in the nation, and as a result the state also is experiencing some of the fastest population growth in the country. A reliable and sustainable water supply is absolutely critical to our state's future. Fortunately, Texas has one of the longest-standing water planning processes in the nation and now is requesting public input on all 16 of its regional water plans.

Various deadlines...

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Freese and Nichols designed a money-saving system for the City of Duncanville to use water from Waterview Park (above) to irrigate sports fields at Harrington Park (below).

More than a decade ago, the City of Duncanville wanted to cut spending on irrigation of soccer and baseball fields at their 78-acre Harrington Park. A pond located a mile away was targeted to provide a money-saving alternative water source.

To help the...

Read More - Irrigation Projects Show Their Conservation Impact

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Tagswater management, Water conservation, alternative water resource, landscape irrigation, landscape architecture,

We’re proud to announce a new, user-friendly tool for developing water conservation plans and regional water plans, along with upcoming training.

As part of the consultant team for the Texas Water Development Board , Freese and Nichols provided input in the development of the Texas Municipal Water Conservation Planning Tool (MWCPT) to ease the planning processes, preventing inconsistencies in savings calculation methodologies and target setting. This tool was...

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We're excited about our 22 presentations at Texas Water.

From asset management to wastewater collection to engineering ethics, our presentations address your challenges. With 13 offices across Texas, we are the experts next door that you can rely on. We look forward to seeing you at the presentations and Booth 631.

See all of our presentations below by topic or click here for a full list by date/time.

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced three opportunities for funding under the 2018 WaterSMART Program.

Projects submitted for funding should seek quantifiable water savings and complement ongoing efforts to address water supply reliability and sustainability. The program is limited to projects located in the Western United States or United States Territories.

The estimated total program funding varies per grant program. Applicants can receive up to $1 million depending...

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TagsFunding, drinking water, water efficiency, Water conservation, water metering,

This week, Freese and Nichols hosted a series of workshops across Texas to help clients prepare for the May 1, 2019, deadline for Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans.

Spandana Tummuri, Ph.D., P.E.; Jeremy Rice, LEED Green Associate; and Jason Afinowicz, P.E., presented at the Austin, Fort Worth and Houston offices.

The workshops were well attended by employees from all major cities and water providers in the...

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TagsWater conservation, Drought Contingency, Drought Contingency Plans,

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