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Water is for every Texan.

Every Texan should be for water.

From agriculture to industry, from fishing to floating; water is at the heart of everything we do and everything we love about Texas. The crucial role water plays in our daily lives can’t be taken for granted. It’s truly the lifeblood of our state.

Water is the Key Ingredient for Life in Texas

Texas bubbles with about 3,000 springs, including some of the largest in America.
Texas Aquatic Science
It takes over 700 gallons of water to make 1 cotton shirt. That's enough water for 1 person to drink for 2 1/2 years!
World Resources Institute
It takes 3,000 to 6,000 gallons of water each year to power one 60-watt light bulb for 12 hours each day for a year.
Texas Aquatic Science
That favorite pair of blue jeans you're sporting? It took about 2,000 gallons of water to make 'em. That includes the water for cotton and manufacturing.
Stephen Leahey, "Your Water Footprint"
Chicken and goat are the least water intensive meats to consume.
Pacific Institute
On average, it takes 110 gallons of water to produce a single pound of corn.
USGS
Did you know it takes about 660 gallons of water to make 1 hamburger?
Water Calculator
There are almost 3 million data centers in the US. They use a ton of water! Collectively, they consumed 165 billion gallons of water in 2014!
Water Footprint Calculator
75% of the human brain - and also a living tree - is water. Talk about being one with nature.
Environmental Protection Agency
Hot dam! Texas has a total of 7,300 dams. That's more than any other state.
StateImpact Texas
It takes about 70 gallons of water to fill a bathtub.
The Water Calculator
Texas agriculture contributed nearly $25 billion to the economy in products sold in 2017.
USDA
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Irrigation accounts for 74% of Texas’ groundwater consumption
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Texas bubbles with about 3,000 springs, including some of the largest in America.
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On average, it takes 650 gallons of water to make one cotton shirt
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U.S. Geological Survey
Texas has approximately 191,000 miles of streams, 15 major river basins, eight coastal basins, and 196 major reservoirs.
Texas Aquatic Science

Different parts of Texas have different relationships with water.

Water is equally important across Texas, but where we live in the state affects how we interact with it. See how these regions handle their water:

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