Harvesting rainwater just makes good sense
— Wallace Magowan

Lifestyle Change

Hays County Rainwater Harvesting Incentive Program (property tax exemption)

Those with existing systems can apply for a property tax exemption through Hays County by completing and submitting a series of forms including the Hays County Application for Rainwater Harvesting Incentive Form, the Hays Central Appraisal District Application for Water Conservation Initiatives Property Tax Exemption form 50-2070, and the Hays CAD Supplemental Rainwater Application.  The property tax exemption application is due by May 1.


The Texas Manual of Rainwater Harvesting

Practices of rainwater harvesting in the world can be dated back to 2000 B.C. Learn all about what you can do with rainwater harvesting today.


Rainwater Harvesting in the Texas Health and Safety Code

HEALTH & SAFETY § 341.042. Standards for Harvested Rainwater 


5 safety tips for rainwater harvesting

Learn safety risks involved with building and monitoring a rainwater harvesting system


Urban Waterways

Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners


8 Easy Tips For Successful Rain Water Harvesting

A simple guide to start saving our most sacred resource: water!


9 tips for rainwater collection

Save 30-50% your water bills using these rainwater harvesing tips.

Articles and Studies

Reuse: The Action of Using Something Again"

By: Chris Herrington, PE | July 2017

Creating a good plan (a really good plan) to better manage stormwater and wastewater.