By: Kaitie Moore Underwood | REALTOR®, Blue Collar Commercial Group


Central Texas, encompassing the picturesque Texas Hill Country, is known for its semi-arid climate and periodic drought conditions. To address the challenges posed by water scarcity, implementing effective water conservation measures is crucial. This article explores the benefits of water conservation and suggests practical strategies for residents to conserve water in Central Texas, particularly in the face of drought-like conditions.


Central Texas experiences recurring drought-like conditions due to its geographical location and limited rainfall. According to recent statistics, the region has witnessed an increased frequency and severity of droughts, affecting water availability for residential, agricultural, and environmental needs. For instance, in the past decade, Central Texas has faced multiple drought events, resulting in low water levels in rivers, lakes, and groundwater sources. These conditions highlight the urgency of water conservation efforts in the area.


Water Conservation Measures-

  • Collect Rainwater: Given the sporadic nature of rainfall in the region, rainwater harvesting is a valuable practice. By installing rain barrels or cisterns, residents can capture and store rainwater for later use in watering plants, gardens, and landscaping, reducing reliance on municipal water sources during dry periods.
  • Efficient Irrigation: Utilizing efficient irrigation methods is vital for conserving water. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses provide water directly to plant roots, minimizing evaporation and runoff. Additionally, adjusting sprinkler systems to operate during cooler times of the day reduces water loss through evaporation.
  • Xeriscaping: The Texas Hill Country’s native plants and drought-resistant species are well-suited for xeriscaping, an approach that reduces water requirements for landscaping. By choosing native or drought-tolerant plants, residents can conserve water while maintaining beautiful gardens and landscapes.
  • Mulching: Applying organic mulch around plants and trees helps retain soil moisture, inhibit weed growth, and minimize evaporation. Mulching also moderates soil temperature, promoting healthy plant growth even during dry spells.
  • Adjust Watering Schedule: Monitoring weather conditions and adjusting watering schedules accordingly is essential. During rainy periods or cooler seasons, reducing or suspending irrigation conserves water and prevents overwatering.
  • Fix Leaks: Promptly addressing leaks in faucets, pipes, or irrigation systems is crucial. Even minor leaks can result in significant water waste over time, exacerbating the effects of drought-like conditions.
  • Water-Efficient Fixtures: Installing water-efficient fixtures such as low-flow toilets, showerheads, and faucets significantly reduces water consumption without compromising functionality. These fixtures help conserve water on a daily basis.
  • Watering Restrictions: Staying informed about local watering restrictions and strictly adhering to them is paramount. Many areas in Central Texas enforce watering schedules and restrictions during drought conditions to ensure equitable water distribution.
  • Education and Awareness: Spreading awareness about the importance of water conservation is crucial for building a culture of sustainability. Encourage others to adopt water-saving practices and share information about local water conservation initiatives and resources.
  • Greywater Recycling: Implementing greywater recycling systems allows residents to reuse water from sources like showers, bathtubs, and laundry for non-potable purposes, such as landscape irrigation. This approach helps maximize water utilization while reducing strain on freshwater supplies.


In the face of drought-like conditions, water conservation measures play a vital role in ensuring a sustainable future for Central Texas. Remember, water conservation is a collective effort, and small changes in daily habits can make a significant impact on water usage and sustainability. By implementing these measures, residents of Central Texas can contribute to preserving precious water resources and maintaining a sustainable environment for future generations.

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About the Author: Kaitie Moore Underwood

Kaitie Moore Underwood
Kaitie Moore Underwood's roots in competitive rodeo in Texas intertwined with her academic pursuits at the University of Houston, where she met her husband, Hank. Their move to the Hill Country in 2021 marked the beginning of both their family and Kaitie's successful career in real estate, assisting 18 families in her first year. With a background in the hospitality industry, recognized for her service excellence by the Starwood Hotel Sales Organization, Kaitie has honed her skills in financial analysis, strategy, and marketing. Now, as a pivotal member of the Blue Collar Commercial Group, she continues her professional ascent, consistently exceeding expectations through her dedication to relationships and solutions.

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