Water is a valuable resource that should not be wasted. The North Texas area is rapidly growing in population and by 2070, the Region C Water Planning Group anticipates that the total water demands for the region are to increase 71 percent. On a region-wide basis, Region C does not have enough water supplies to meet the anticipated demands, with the vast majority of deficits occurring in the municipal category. Below are case studies, tools, and resources offering guidance to local governments, educational institutions, and public and private entities on strategies to reduce water use and increase water efficiency across many sectors.


Reduce waste and conserve our most precious natural resource with these helpful tools.
The Water Conservation Ordinance page explains how Dallas's water conservation ordinance guidelines impact outdoor watering schedules.
The Simply Sustainable Denton website is a hub for the city’s Simply Sustainable: A Framework for Denton’s Future plan. The plan was updated in 2020 and outlines eight different focus areas along with comprehensive goals and strategies that aim for a more sustainable community. The update to Simply Sustainable includes new strategies based on best practices, STAR Communities/ LEED for Cities goals and community feedback. The Vision and Guiding Principles remained the same moving forward, while the focus areas and goals expanded to include additional strategies to further the city's sustainability as a community.
To educate on the reasons that the North Texas Municipal Water District performs annual chlorine maintenance to the water supply.
Develop and implement a Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan for the City of Dallas, tackling climate change, waste and recycling, water conservation, air and storm water enforcement through community engagement.
The Dallas Hospitality Industry Program encourages Dallas hotels, motels, and restaurants to conserve water.
Dallas Water Utilities supports the Save Dallas Water Campaign, which offers resources and information about water conservation efforts in the Dallas area.

Klyde Warren Park is a landmark central open space, which spans the 8-lane, sunken Woodall Rogers Freeway, bridging Dallas' Uptown and Arts District neighborhoods. It is the world's largest suspended infrastructure to contain a park and provides a new programmed public space that physically, socially, and culturally connects two bustling districts. 

Provides background information on feral hogs and ways to deal with them.
This website informs the public on why certain items do not belong in either the sink or toilet drain.
Purpose: This website informs the public on why certain items do not belong in either the sink or toilet drain. The media page includes shareable videos, downloadable templates, and other resources for the public and others to utilize.

The 16-block Cherry Creek North retail district was designed to be Denver's premier outdoor shopping area utilizing smart and efficient landscape techniques and sustainable features. The new streetscape preserves the district's history and character, improves identity, beautifies the area, provides new lighting, improves signage, and adds beneficial connectivity for residents.

Templates for social media posts and related images.
A brief video about why you shouldn't flush your medications down the toilet or sink.
Watershed Protection Plans (WPP) are useful to water quality planning because they contain management measures to reduce pollutants and public education and outreach programs that were developed with stakeholder input. These measures and outreach programs may be useful ideas to others.
Energy Star Portfolio Manager measures energy usage, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of buildings.
ENERGY STAR Score for K-12 Schools assesses the energy performance of K-12 schools relative to their peers.
The Environmental Defense Fund preserves natural systems through innovative solutions in the areas of climate & energy, oceans, ecosystems, and health.
To provide information and resources on green infrastructure and its implementation.
The EPA Water Audits identify real and apparent water losses.
This simple calculator estimates how much water, energy, and money can be saved by installing WaterSense labeled products in a home or apartment building.
These recommendations provide a list of measures that local governments can pursue to act more water-consciously and to educate communities on efficient water use.