The State of Texas has a public-private coalition that's gaining a little steam and trying to promote smart, effective water conservation that you can apply to make things better for all Texans.
Texas Water Smart was formed in 2012 to raise awareness of best practices to save water, and in the process, possibly saving money.
Water was a major focal point for legislators in Austin in the recently-completed legislative session. A state fund was approved to finance numerous projects across Texas. If voters sign off on it, $2 billion would be taken from the Rainy Day Fund to get things going, but up to $30 billion could be spent on projects over the next 50 years for things like wells, reservoirs and conservation efforts.
For more information, TexasWaterSmart.org is the place to go.