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USA: North Texans are turning to rainwater collection

What’s the use of one blue barrel with 55 gallons of rainwater against a severe, years-long drought? A lot.

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USA: Another drought in Texas looming?

Water managers are eyeing their gauges, farmers are watching wheat fields wither, ranchers are recalculating their herd numbers and city dwellers are dragging out their sprinklers again as drought rapidly intensifies across Texas. A new federal survey shows the dreaded “d-word” is worming its way back as rainfall deficits mount and soil moisture, stream flows […]

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Texas Rain Bottling Company, Uses Rainwater Even Amid Drought

Money may not grow on trees but apparently it can fall from the sky, assuming you know how to collect, filter and bottle it. In this case, that money comes in the form of rainwater. That’s right, Texas business owner David Schraub seems to be turning that most basic compound into cold hard cash with […]

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Texas, USA: Saving Up for a Dry Day

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Last year, as a ferocious drought tightened its hold on Texas, John Kight, a landowner in the Hill Country west of here, was getting calls. Eleven years ago, Mr. Kight installed a rainwater harvesting system at his rural home, and as wells started to go dry around the state in 2011, other […]

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