We’re willing to wager that few Texans know the first thing about how their utility providers — both private and public — are planning for the future of their water. Yet most Texans know the future of this precious resource here in Texas and across the country is precarious. They can feel it.
We need to act now to be prepared for the next drought — starting with putting less water on Texas lawns every day, not just during drought. Broad-scale adoption of outdoor watering ordinances could easily be considered a win-win-win, addressing landscape watering needs, the needs of cities and urban areas and the needs of the natural environment to sustain wildlife.