House Representative

Raney, John

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/11/2012

State Representative John Raney (Bryan) Joins the Texas Water Smart Campaign

(BRYAN, TEXAS) State Representative John Raney (Bryan) announces he is joining Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples in the Texas Water Smart Campaign. Commissioner Staples, along with State and local leaders, and a partnership of private businesses, announced the campaign last week that encourages households and businesses to adopt everyday habits to curb wasteful water usage.

"We have a choice to make: conserve water now or risk more job losses in the future," Commissioner Staples said. "Our recent historical drought and booming population point to an unavoidable conclusion; it's time all Texans take a serious look at individual water-use habits and find common-sense ways to conserve."

“I'm pleased to join Commissioner Staples in this effort and hope that Texas Water Smart will call attention to the critical need for water conservation in our State," Representative Raney said.
Texas Water Smart asks all Texans to Get Water Smart by adopting more frugal water-use habits such as:

• Watering only when plants look like they need it, keeping in mind most plants die from over-watering, not under-watering;
• Checking outdoor faucets, hoses and sprinklers for water-wasting leaks, and making sure to repair them quickly;
• Adjusting sprinklers so lawns and gardens are watered - not houses, sidewalks, or streets;
• Cleaning driveways, patios, and sidewalks with a broom or leaf blower instead of a hose.

Other recommended methods of water conservation include using watering cans rather than hoses and adding a layer of mulch to flower beds to retain water.

Inside the home, Texas Water Smart encourages shorter bath times, washing only full loads of dishes and clothes, and repairing leaky faucets and toilets.

For more helpful tips and information, visit: www.TexasWaterSmart.com.


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