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Views from the River Front: Rio Grande Decision Makers Rank Water Conservation Strategies
This publication details the results of a survey of elected city officials and water managers in the Rio Grande River Basin of Texas and New Mexico. The participants ranked water conservation strategies for their communities.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Power Outages and Floods
People and the environment can be harmed if a home's onsite wastewater treatment system does not work properly after a flood or power outage. This publication explains the steps to take after such an event to get the system ...
Drinking Water Problems: Radionuclides (Spanish)
Radionuclides in drinking water can cause serious health problems for people. This publication explains what the sources of radionuclides in water are, where high levels have been found in Texas, how they affect health and ...
On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Graywater
Reusing household water (graywater) to irrigate landscapes is becoming more popular. This publication explains how graywater collection and distribution systems work and what regulations pertain to their use. There are ...
Drinking Water Problems: Nitrates (Spanish)
High levels of nitrates in drinking water can be harmful for very young infants and susceptible adults. This publication explains how people are exposed to nitrates, what are the health effects of nitrates in drinking water ...
Drinking Water Problems: Arsenic (Spanish)
High levels of arsenic in drinking water can poison and even kill people. This publication explains the symptoms of arsenic poisoning and common treatment methods for removing arsenic from your water supply.
Drinking Water Problems: Perchlorate (Spanish)
Perchlorate is a potential contaminate of well water that can have harmful effects on human health. Methods of removing perchlorate from water are described and illustrated. There is information to help well owners select ...
Priority Groundwater Management Areas: Overview and Frequently Asked Questions
Water shortages and water quality problems in Texas are prompting the state to address the security of its water supplies. One approach being taken is to create priority groundwater management areas (PGMAs) in critical ...
Rainwater Harvesting: Soil Storage and Infiltration System
A soil storage and infiltration system collects rainfall runoff from the roofs of buildings and directs it underground where it infiltrates the soil. Such a system conserves water and protects it from surface pollution. ...
Rainwater Harvesting: Raingardens
A raingarden is in artifical depression in the landscape that collects and stores rainfall runoff until it can infiltrate the soil. Raingardens help conserve water and protect it from surface pollution. In this publication ...