Ways that you can help:

 

Conserve water - This is something everyone can participate in and it is something that I hope you now realize the rice industry has been pouring a great deal of effort into. Every drop matters.


Encourage Development - Encourage sustainable development that conservesIt is critical that firm water users partner with the LCRA in accomplishing conservation and in providing additional water supplies so that their growth does not have to happen at the expense of irrigated agriculture water. - Much of central Texas is growing like wildfire. It’s a great place to live. I fi were looking to relocate, I would certainly look there. Each additional home and business is an additional water user that reduces the amount of water available for irrigation. We recognize the vital nature of this growth and what we ask is that it be accomplished in an environmentally conscious and water smart way. For example: Automatic lawn irrigation should be installed with sensors that will only allow irrigation if dry conditions warrant it. Cisterns that capture and utilize rainfall for non-potable uses should be encouraged.


Elect government officials who support responsible water stewardship - The irrigators have sought to be good stewards of the environment and natural resources that make the gulf coast such a unique and great place, but we are a sparse population with very little political representation. We need for the more highly-populated areas of the state to elect officials who understand rural concerns and who will partner with us in the stewardship that is vital to our future.


Support LCRA Efforts - Support LCRA efforts to Develop additional water supplies & provide adequate water supplies to farmers - It is critical that firm water users partner with the LCRA in accomplishing conservation and in providing additional water supplies so that their growth does not have to happen at the expense of irrigated agriculture.

 

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