Did you know the Texas AgriLife Extension Service offers practical, how-to education to any resident of Texas? Go to http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/ to learn more.
The Texas Water Foundation reminds us, “Just about everything we do in our daily lives — directly or indirectly — depends upon water.” It offers links to conservation resources on its website: http://www.texaswater.org/conservation/index.html.
The Native Plant Society of Texas promotes the use of water-wise plants native to North Texas. For information on landscaping with native plants and specific plant recommendations, go to http://www.txnativeplants.org.
The Texas Water Development Board provides information about drought — what it is, how it is measured, and what you can do to lessen its effects. This web page also features a thorough collection of state and national drought-related links: http:// www.twdb.state.tx.us/data/drought/.
The Alliance for Water Efficiency advocates for water-efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts. For information, go to http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission, in part, is to protect our nation’s waters. For information about all things water-related, from drinking water to wastewater and water pollution, visit http://www.epa.gov/gateway/learn/water.html.
For consumer water facts, visit the American Water Works Association’s website, www.drinktap.org.
Did you know you could save up to $100 per year washing your clothes in cold water instead of hot? WaterWise offers these bits of trivia as well as fun activities for kids, teachers, and parents at http://www.getwise.org/.