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Monday, May 5th, 2014

City Hall hopes incentive program encourages rainwater collection

Under a new program administered by the Public Works department, the city of San Marcos is offering rebates of up to $5,000 for homeowners who install rainwater harvesting systems. Owners of commercial and institutional properties — including apartment complexes and buildings — are eligible for up $20,000 in reimbursements.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Water conservation bills flood Texas Legislature

Using less water is the cheapest way to meet Texas’ long-term water needs. The state water plan envisions nearly a quarter of Texas’ future water supplies coming from conservation. So what could and should Texas lawmakers do...

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

City offers rain barrel rebate

The City of San Marcos is offering a new rebate program to help residents save water through the use of rain barrels.