EM-116 Urban Landscape Water Use in Texas

Authors: R. Cabrera, K. Wagner, B. Wherley, L. Lee

Urban-municipal use is the second largest category of water use in Texas. Within this use category, lawn and landscape water use is a significant, but largely unmeasured, component. Landscapes are important components of urban environments and provide an array of economic, environmental, human health and social benefits.

A recent report in the Texas Water Journal, summarized in this publication, evaluated urban landscapes in Texas and associated water use and offered strategies and practices that can significantly reduce water use for urban landscape irrigation.