Water Conservation Rebate Program


What is Water Conservation?                Every drop counts logo

Water conservation is the practice of using water efficiently to reduce unnecessary water usage. According to the FreshWater Watch, water conservation is important because fresh clean water is a limited resource, as well as a costly one. America’s population has doubled over the last half-century, and our demand for water has tripled. Water conservation is more important than ever, and the world is looking for tips on saving water. The great news is that with just a few simple changes, you can reduce your water footprint.

Importance of Water Conservation

Implementation of water conservation programs throughout Texas has resulted in a body of knowledge through which best management practices (BMP) have been adopted.  These BMPs are structured for delivering a conservation measure (or series of measures) that is useful, proven, cost-effective, and generally accepted among conservation experts. In Texas, water conservation BMPs are designed to fit into the State's water resource planning process as one alternative to meet future water needs.  Each BMP structure has several elements that describe the efficiency measures, implementation techniques, schedule of implementation, scope, water savings estimating procedures, cost-effectiveness considerations, and references to assist end-users in implementation

What can we do?

The majority of household water use comes from toilets, washing machines, showers, baths, faucets and laks, but what you can do to save water is fairly simple. These water-saving tips will result in less water usage and less money from your pocket.

  • Only launder full loads. Same goes for your dishes --- only run full loads.

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  • Look for energy-efficient washers, dishwashers, sprinklers and even shower heads.
  • Use an irrigation system and water early mornings, not in the heat of the day.
  • Don't run water as you shave or brush your teeth.
  • Check for leaks and repair them promptly.
  • Put something in your toilet bowl to reduce the amount of water for each flush or, even better, buy energy-efficient toilets which use less water.

Find great resources on water conservation from the EPA HERE.  Learn more about conservation from the Texas Water Development Board HERE.

Anything else?

Yes, there is!  If you make changes to your home or business to increase the water-efficiency and lessen the amount of water used, you can apply for a rebate from the City of Shenandoah. Any qualified improvements done after January 1, 2018 are eligible for reimbursement in the initial program start-up. After this, all applications for rebate must be received within 30 days of the completion of the qualified improvement. 


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Links for Residential Rebate Application                                              Links for the Business Rebate Application

Residential Home Fixtures and Appliances form  Commercial Irrigation System Improvement
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