TWDB launches rainwater harvesting competition, recognition program

Oct. 3, 2007
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is launching the Texas Rain Catcher Award program Oct. 1, 2007, to promote rainwater harvesting in Texas, educate the public, and recognize excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems. The competition is open to all individuals, companies, organizations, municipalities, and other state and local governmental entities in Texas. To apply for this award, owners of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas must submit applications describing...

AUSTIN, TX, Oct. 1, 2007 -- The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is launching the Texas Rain Catcher Award program Oct. 1, 2007, to promote rainwater harvesting in Texas, educate the public, and recognize excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems. The competition is open to all individuals, companies, organizations, municipalities, and other state and local governmental entities in Texas. To apply for this award, owners of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas must submit applications describing their systems. These applications will be judged by a team consisting of TWDB staff and outside expert(s), and winners will be publicly recognized on the TWDB web site for at least two years.

The competition will be conducted in two stages: a quarterly competition and an end-of-year competition. Applicants may submit their entries Oct. 1 until December 15, 2007, for the first quarterly award.

For details on how to apply and to see judging criteria, please visit TWDB's Rainwater Harvesting page.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the State Water Plan for the development of the state's water resources, and administering cost-effective financial programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control and agricultural water conservation projects.

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