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Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples, Texas Senate Honors Texas Water Smart Coalition

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A group of officeholders has honored efforts to relieve the state’s water crisis.

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, along with the Texas Senate, announced the passage of Senate Resolution 593, which honors the statewide impact and success of the Texas Water Smart coalition.

Texas Water Smart, which was launched April 2nd, 2012, is a public-private partnership of nearly 300 businesses, associations, research organizations, and state and local officials.

“All Texans should take a serious look at their individual water habits,” said Staples. “We can all make a difference in our water supply by adopting common-sense ways to conserve.”

State Senator Troy Fraser filed the Senate resolution in recognition of Texas Water Smart’s efforts to raise consumer awareness about water conservation and the coalition’s commitment toward relieving the state’s water crisis. State Representative Allan Ritter filed a companion resolution in the Texas House of Representatives.

Texas continues to attempt to recover from the 2011 drought, which depleted drinking water supplies, hurt businesses, and cost the state $8.3 billion in agricultural losses.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than 88 percent of the state is experiencing some degree of drought conditions.

For more information about Texas Water Smart and daily water saving tips for homeowners and businesses, visit www.TexasWaterSmart.com.

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