Interstate has been awarded the 2015 Blue Legacy Award by the Texas Water Foundation
Interstate Municipal Utility District, located just west of downtown Houston, is aggressive in its water conservation efforts. In the past four years, Interstate Municipal Utility District has implemented multiple water conservation programs and outreach for the benefit of its customers including a reference guide of common irrigation issues and recommendations to maximize water savings, detailed water budgets for customers with irrigation systems, thorough design and inspection assistance for district facility irrigation, and a dedicated water conservation web page. They provide a comprehensive landscape and irrigation water conservation manual meant to affect real, measureable outdoor water conservation. The manual includes recommendations intended to influence conceptual site planning, selection of construction materials;: characteristics of planting areas, planting design and materials,
landscape installation concepts, irrigation materials, irrigation installation concepts, and landscape and irrigation maintenance and management practices. A conservation consultant sits on the board of directors, and the district employs a water manager who monitors all green space irrigation 24 hours a day. The district truly understands and appreciates the importance of leading by example and takes pride in showing its customers and other districts what can be accomplished when addressing outdoor water conservation. By taking these proactive steps, the Interstate Municipal Utility District is helping to ensure an abundant supply of water for all of its constituents to enjoy now and for the future.