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#TXWindmills and #TXWatertowers

Reuse Elevated Water Tower

You may be asking what does windmills and water towers have to do with the usual topic of water conservation that we share here?  Well, nothing directly; however for this blog I want to share a fun campaign that the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is running this month.  To put it very simply, the TWDB is the State Agency that oversees all surface water rights in the State and tries to ensure that we will have enough water for the future of all Texans.

The TWDB, Texas Historical Commission (THC), and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) are once again taking a summer road trip—and everyone is invited.  We’ll be on the lookout for two iconic and important Texas water symbols that help define the story of Texas water: windmills and water towers. Windmills helped populate our great state by making water available in areas not supported by rivers and springs, and they remind us that the water beneath our feet continues to sustain vast swaths of the state and will continue to do so in the future.

Join the Board by posting your own photos of #TXwindmills and #TXwatertowers to Instagram.  We’ll be sharing photos and information throughout the month of July and featuring submitted photos, too.

Where will our virtual road trip take us? All over Texas, we hope! Participate for the chance to win cool souvenirs (aka prizes); we’ll be holding a random drawing at the end of the campaign.

To participate:
1. Follow @txwaterdevboard, @txhistcomm, and @texasparkswildlife on Instagram
2. Post your photos of #TXwindmills and #TXwatertowers (make sure your profile is public!)
3. Mention the location and tag us

The virtual tour will run from July 1 to July 31, 2018.  A total of five participants will be selected at random by the TWDB, THC, and TPWD after the campaign ends to receive a swag bag. Prizes may include TWDB, THC, and TPWD swag and/or other items determined by the host organizations. Winners will be notified and announced the week of August 1 via Instagram. More information is available at

Happy Traveling and seeing those wonderful water features!


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