The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office is challenging people across the Lone Star State to reduce their water use by approximately 40 gallons per day.
The 40 Gallon Challenge calls on both residents and businesses to save millions of gallons of water annually and save money on their monthly water bills.
Following the first year of the voluntary program, officials completed an economic impact analysis and found that Texas participants were saving an estimated $299,000 and about 80 million gallons of water annually.
The challenge allows Texans to compete against others who are taking the challenge in other states. To pledge to adopt water saving practices and find out more about the program, visit www.40gallonchallenge.org.