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A supplement to the Best Management Practices Manual produced by the Texas Water Conservation Task Force.


A Creation Steward’s Handbook: Practical Resource Conservation in the Parish Self-Assessment Guidelines. Environmental Stewardship Committee, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, http://www.episcopal-dwtx.org/

About Mulch, www.aboutmulch.com/aboutmulch.asp

BMP 5 Handbook: A Guide to Implementing Large Landscape Conservation Programs as Specified in Best Management Practice 5. The California Urban Water Conservation Council, April 1, 1999.

Bormann, H., Balmori, D., and. Geballe, G. T., Redesigning the American Lawn, A Search for Environmental Harmony: Second Edition, Yale University Press, 2001

Brown, C., Landscape Water Survey Program. Green Industry Alliance, San Antonio, TX, July 2000

Call, C., What is Xeriscape, Colorado Water Wise Council, www.xeriscape.org/maintainarticle.html

Carrow, Robert N. "Can We Maintain Turf to Customer’s Satisfaction with Less Water?" Agricultural Water Management, Volume 80, Issues 1-3, 24 February 2006, Pages 117-131.

City of Dallas, Water Conservation Five-Year Strategic Plan, 2005

City of San Antonio Ordinance, Chapter 34, 2005

County Extension Agent Turf News, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2006.

Cox, Dr. David M. "Developing a Water-Efficient Landscape." University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet 91-54.

"Designing a Water-Wise Landscape," Water-Wise Gardening Information Sheet No. 3, Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District.

Dewees, A., and Woods, J. "Improving Landscape Irrigation Efficiency with ET Calculations, Aerial Photography, and On-site Evaluations." Austin Water Utility Water Conservation Department, 2007.

Draft Irrigation Standards Ordinance and Procedures for the Tucson Metropolitan Area. Executive Summary, May 16, 2003.

Drought Management Handbook. American Water Works Association, 2002.

Dukes, Michael PhD. "Irrigation System Technologies and Trends." AWWA Water Conservation Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, January 29, 2007

ET and Weather Based Controllers CUWCC Web Page, http://www.cuwcc.org/Irrigation_Controllers.lasso

Evaluation of the Landscape Performance Certification Program. A & N Technical Services, Inc., January 2004.

Fundamentals of Xeriscaping and Water-Wise Landscape, WD-WSEB-26-4 2001, http://www.des.state.nh.us/factsheets/ws/ws-26-4.htm

Garden/Garden: A Comparison of Native and Traditional Gardens in Santa Monica. Environmental Programs Division, City of Santa Monica, California, http://www.smgov.net/epd/residents/Water/pdf/GG_Project_Description2006.pdf

Goldhill, J., "Why Smart Water Application Technology Makes Sense!" March 2004.

Guidelines for Developing Tree Ordinances, International Society for Arborists,

International Irrigation Show, Partnered by Green Industries of Colorado and Colorado WaterWise Council, San Antonio, Texas, November 7, 2006.

Introduction to Dillo DirtTM, http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/water/dillo.htm

Irrigation for a Growing World. Rain Bird Corporation, 2004, http://www.rainbird.com/pdf/iuow/iuow_whitepapers.pdf

Jury, William A., Gardner, W. R., Gardner, W. H. Soil Physics, Fifth Edition. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1991.

Koeller, John. "Sustainability and ‘Green Building’ Forces Driving Market Changes." AWWA Water Conservation Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, January 29, 2007.

Kopp, K., Johnson, P., and Cox, L. "Water-Wise Landscaping: Practical Turfgrass Areas." Horticulture/Yards, Utah State University Extension, January 2006.

Landscape Irrigation Licensing, TECQ, http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/compliance/compliance_support/licensing/landscape_lic.html

Landscape Irrigation Scheduling and Water Management, Water Management Committee of the Irrigation Association, September 2003. http://www.irrigation.org/PDF/IA_LIS_AND_WM_SEPT_2003_DRAFT.pdf

McAfee, J., Chalmers, D., Havlak, R., County Extension Agent Turf News – Spring 2006, by Department of Soil and Crop Science, Vol. 1, No. 1 April 2006

Mead, Richard. Soil Moisture Instrumentation: Sensors & Strategies for the 21st Century, in Irrigation Journal, Sept/Oct 1998.

"National and Regional Green Building Programs." AWWA Water Conservation, January 28, 2007.

Native and Adaptive Landscape Plants: An Earthwise Guide for Central Texas. Texas Cooperative Extension, City of Austin, July 2005, http://www.growgreen.org

North Plains areas of Texas may find local historical data on potential evapotranspiration at: http://amarillo2.tamu.edu/nppet/whatpet.htm

"QuickQual Level 1 Home." Build San Antonio Green, June 30, 2006.

Residential End Use Study, 1999 data / WCITF Report to Legislature, 2004

Rick Garret, Manager City of Waco Water Utility, personal conversation, 2003.

San Antonio City Ordinance Chapter 34-316, as amended, September 14, 2000.

San Antonio Landscape Care Guide. San Antonio Water System, 2005, http://saws.org/conservation/Landscape/index.shtml

San Antonio Water System Conservation Program, http://www.saws.org/conservation/ Saving Water Partnership, Seattle Public Utilities, 2003

SAWS and EPWU, (Think Tank) personal communication, 5/31/06

Smart Water Application Technologies Report, 2006.

Smart Water Technology Initiative Web Page, http://www.irrigation.org/swat1.asp

Stewart, K, WWIP, AWWA, ACE 06

SMARTscapes: Save Money And Resources Today (S.M.A.R.T.) by Creating a Truly Central Texas Landscape. City of Austin Water Conservation Program and Xeriscape Advisory Board to the City of Austin, http://www.smartscapes.org/smartscapes_brochure.pdf

Tanner, S, Every Drop Counts, Irrigation Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2006.

Texas Evapotranspiration Network (http://texaset.tamu.edu/)

Texas Hill Country Landscape Option Specifications. Lower Colorado River Authority, June 2005, http://www.lcra.org/docs/water_conservation_HCLOContractorSpecifications.pdf

Texas Water Development Board Report 362: Water Conservation Best Management Practices Guide. Texas Water Development Board, November 2004.

Turf and Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices, Water Management Committee of the Irrigation Association, September 2003. http://www.irrigation.org/PDF/IA_BMP_SEPT_2003_DRAFT.pdf

Turf and Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices, Irrigation Association, April 2005

Vickers, Amy. Handbook of Water Use and Conservation, Waterplow Press, May, 2001.

Waco Conservation Plan, 2003; SAWS (ask Dana) Outdoor Conservation (Stage IV)

Waste Not, Want Not: The Potential for Urban Water Conservation in California, Pacific Institute, November 2003. http://www.pacinst.org/reports/urban_usage/waste_not_want_not_full_report.pdf

Water Conservation Plan Rules for Water Sale Contracts. Lower Colorado River Authority, April 2005.

Water Efficient Landscaping: Preventing Pollution and Using Resources Wisely. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2006, http://www.epa.gov/watersense/docs/water-efficient_landscaping_508.pdf

WaterWise Council of Texas, http://www.waterwisetexas.org/

Wilcutt, Eddie. "Utilizing Multiple Resources for Landscape Irrigation." Irrigation Association Annual International Irrigation Show, November 5, 2006.

Working Together to Promote Landscape Water Conservation. Prepared for the Green Industries of Colorado by Wright Water Engineers, May 2004.

Xeriscape: A Guide to Developing a Water-Wise Landscape. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperation Extension Service.