Resources for Other Public Entities

This list shows all resources relevant to public entities other than municipalities.

You can filter the results by selecting one or more resource types using the form below.

The City of Plano's The Great Update Rebate program is designed to provide pertinent rebates to homeowners of older properties to update and maintain their homes. 

The Water Conservation Rebate Program offers rebates to residents who install rain/freeze sensors, high efficiency toilets, and pressure reducing values.

The Water Wise Landscape Tour is an annual educational tour of residential homes with drought-tolerant, native, and adapted landscapes. The tour is free of charge to residents to visit homes.

Basic plumbing repair and tutorials, available to the public.
Intermediate
The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state's electric and telecommunication utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints. Their mission is to protect customers, foster competition, and promote high quality infrastructure. As part of that mission, they have created the "Power to Choose" website as a tool to assist Texans in shopping for electricity.
Basic
Preliminary Energy Assessments (PEAs) recommend cost-effective resource efficiency measures that an entity can implement to decrease energy/utility consumption and costs. The State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) provides PEAs to municipal and county governments, independent school districts, county hospitals, port authorities, major airports, public water authorities and municipally-owned utilities at no cost! However, SECOs PEA services apply only to public indoor administrative or teaching facilities and infrastructure owned and operated by the public entity requesting the service.
Basic
To emphasize that household hazardous waste should not be dumped down drains.
Intermediate
To educate on the proper methods for draining residential pools while protecting water quality.
Intermediate
PACE provides low-cost, long-term loans to commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential property owners for the purpose of implementing water conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable retrofits.
Intermediate
Take steps to protect your home from freezing temperatures and all the problems that go with it.
Intermediate
The Rainwater Harvesting Supply Calculator calculates the balance of supply and demand for the purpose of correctly sizing a rainwater system.
Basic
The Region C Water Planning Group develops and implements the regional water plan, which acts as a “bottom-up” approach to planning for the state’s future water needs. The regional water plan is incorporated into the State Water Plan under the purview of the Texas Water Development Board.
Basic
The RCCC develops regional code recommendations and promotes the standardization of model construction codes for the North Central Texas Region.
Basic
The Regional Ecosystem Framework, or REF, is a tool that identifies areas of relative ecological importance in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Transportation partners and local governments that are developing infrastructure projects can use the REF as a preliminary screening tool to identify environmental impacts their projects may have and identify mitigation areas to offset any impacts.
Intermediate
The Regional Stormwater Management Program implements a cooperative and comprehensive program to manage stormwater quality issues affecting the region.
Basic
Dallas water utilities resource center provides information on water conservation checklist for the home, brochures, web resources.
Intermediate
The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) develops market-based solutions that will accelerate the shift to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Advanced
For those looking to employ Low Impact Development (LID) in their community.
Intermediate

The Market Square project focused on a two-building complex in historic downtown San Francisco, California. It involved historic renovation, adaptive use of a historic building, and renovation/integration of a smaller, more contemporary building.  The project is located on a one-block site in the Mid-Market area of downtown San Francisco, an emerging location for tech tenants and new multifamily development.

The lawn and garden are a great place to practice water efficiency. Use them as a clean slate to stimulate creativity in your choice of colorful, drought tolerant plants, shrubs and trees.
Intermediate
The Save Tarrant Water website provides helpful videos and conservation tips to help you save water. Learn more about the Tarrant Regional Water District plans, sign up for events, and more.
Intermediate
Information on how to use water wisely in indoor and outdoor settings. Also, test your knowledge with the Water/Turf IQ quiz.
Intermediate