In the past regular session, the Texas Legislature passed a water conservation measure as Senate Bill 198, which states that HoAs will no longer be able to ban drought-resistant landscapes. This new law went into effect on September 1, 2013.
The traditional goal of an HoA is to coordinate a consistent, appealing look and feel to the neighborhood and protect associated property values and quality of life for its residents. Allowing residents to incorporate more drought-tolerant landscape solutions means that the landscapes will survive and even thrive when much less water is available. A more sustainable, beautiful landscape–regardless of rainfall–is an asset to any homeowner and neighborhood.
The District is collaborating with the Clean Water Fund to host a workshop for area HoAs to discuss a variety of drought-tolerant landscape options, water conservation techniques, and examples of HoA codes and covenants that encourage water conservation and while preserving a positive neighborhood aesthetic.
WHAT: Water Efficient Landscaping Code Options for Homeowners Associations
WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 9:30 to Noon
WHERE: Aquifer District Office, 1124 Regal Row (just north of 1626 and Manchaca Rd.)
To RSVP or for more details email firstname.lastname@example.org