Mayor Parker has put together a water conservation task force.
“This task force will be forward-thinking in its approaches to addressing water conservation and water supply diversification,” Parker said, “taking into consideration Houston’s climate, existing water supply and alternative approaches to ensuring a robust water supply for decades to come.”
Ideas include the use of recycled water for irrigation, rainwater harvesting, desalination and use of greywater – that which drains from showers and bathroom sinks.
“Even if Houston is in a good position as far as water supply goes, Houston is going to continue to grow and conservation needs to be a big part of your future water portfolio,” said task force member Jennifer Walker, water resources specialist at the Sierra Club’s Lone Star chapter. “There’s a lot of room for improvement in the region, and I’m really glad that the mayor is on board with exploring options.”
I’m glad, too. Conservation is always the cheapest option, and there’s surely a lot of room to grab the low-hanging fruit. See the Mayor’s press release for more.