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H2O Counts is an Freese and Nichols initiative to identify, monitor, and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts within Texas and other states. As Water Resource Planners, we are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. The H2O Counts blog posts will include information that is relevant to ongoing and/or future water conservation efforts.

As you may be aware, the Texas legislative session is currently underway. The House bills are expected to pass House by May 12, 2017 and the Senate bills are...

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H2O Counts is an initiative here at FNI to identify, monitor, and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts across the United States. Our Water Resource Planners are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. The H2O Counts article series will include information that is relevant to ongoing and/or future water conservation efforts.

Visit the Texas city websites below to learn about their Water Conservation Incentive and Rebate Programs. Most programs...

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As regions across the country are feeling the effects of drought, wise water use is a topic on many of our minds. Join Freese and Nichols' TCEQ Licensed Irrigator Robert Kinkel as he presents on landscape irrigation at the Dallas/Fort Worth American Society of Plumbing Engineers' meetings. This seminar will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Landscape
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For the 2015 Houston WaterWeek, the Southeast Chapter of Texas American Water Works Association (TAWWA) sponsored a demonstration tent at the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant. Treatment, Transmission and Utilities Engineer Lizanne Douglas is an active member of the chapter and volunteered in the tent.

The plant, near the shores of Lake Houston, is home to the City’s WaterWorks Education Center. The one-of-a-kind water destination is designed to inspire citizens of all ages to conserve...

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On the heels of one of the worst droughts the southwest has experienced in decades, recent record setting rains have led many municipalities to answer, yes, we now have sufficient supplies to meet customer demands during the summer. Although the short-term water supply outlook is positive, many municipalities recognize the need for a new standard for water efficiency, which takes long-term population growth, increased climate variability and increasing future supply costs into account. As entities begin to implement their day-to-day water conservation plans, here are some water efficiency...

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