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Texas Water Development Board announces the 2018 Texas Rain Catcher Award recipients

For immediate release. Contact: Media Relations at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN  (March 28, 2019)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced today the recipients of its annual Texas Rain Catcher Award, a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program. The award recipients have displayed excellence in rainwater harvesting in Texas in three categories: commercial/industrial, educational/governmental, and residential. The 2018 Texas Rain Catcher Award winners are:

  • FirstBank Southwest Amarillo for its rainwater harvesting system and parking lot collection system
  • The Do/Peters-Do residence for its water supply rainwater harvesting project
  • Upper Guadalupe River Authority's EduScape rainwater harvesting system and landscaping at its Guadalupe Basin Natural Resources Center
  • Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex for its rainwater harvesting vehicle wash operation

Since the program began in 2007, the TWDB has recognized numerous entities and individuals across the state. For more information on the Texas Rain Catcher Award, please visit the TWDB's website.

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. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.