What is the Water Detective Program?

The Water Detective Program was developed to teach students easy ways to use water more efficiently in their homes. Program content supports Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) so it is easily integrated into existing curriculum.

Who is the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District?

The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District was created in 1975 to provide for the regulation of groundwater withdrawal throughout Harris and Galveston counties for the purpose of preventing land subsidence, which leads to increased flooding. For more information on the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, click here

Who is the Fort Bend Subsidence District?

The Fort Bend Subsidence District was created in 1989 to provide for the regulation of the withdrawal of groundwater within the District to prevent subsidence that contributes to flooding, inundation or overflow of areas within the District, including rising waters resulting from storms or hurricanes. For more information on the Fort Bend Subsidence District, click here

Is there a cost to participate in the Water Detective Program?

There is no cost to you, your students, or your school district to participate in the Water Detective Program. Resource Action Programs® develops and implements the Water Detective Program on behalf of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District and the Fort Bend Subsidence District.

What is included in the Water Detective Program?

The Water Detective Program comes complete with a teacher book filled with lesson plans and engaging activities that can be used inside and outside of the classroom. Each teacher and student will receive an individual Student Guide, Student Workbook, and a Water Detective Kit. The kit includes water efficient products that will help students implement classroom lessons at home. Kit items include:

  • High Efficiency Showerhead
  • 5-Minute Shower Timer
  • Kitchen Faucet Aerator
  • Bathroom Faucet Aerator
  • Toilet Leak Detector Tabs
  • Rain/Drip Gauge
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Flow Rate Test Bag
  • Much More!

Why should my family participate in the Water Detective Program?

Everyone can learn to use water more efficiently at home. When you discover ways your family can improve, you will maximize your savings while minimizing your environmental impact.

What does my family need to do?

Participation requirements are minimal. Your child will be given a Water Detective Kit, which includes products that utilize the latest efficiency technologies. You and your child should install the products together and complete the homework assignments. The Student Workbook explains what to do. When your child returns the completed workbook and transfers their work into the Student Survey they will receive a cool Texas Water Wristband!

How do I install the products provided in the Water Detective Kit?

To learn how to install the products provided in the Water Detective Kit, click here

Can I get another Water Detective Kit?

We apologize, but only one kit is available to each student.

How is the information in the Student Surveys used?

The information provided by your student is used to measure the knowledge gained by program participants, gauge the effectiveness of the program activities, gather demographic data, and estimate overall water savings that is reported to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The information requested in the surveys in no way connects us with your private account information and CANNOT be used for any other purposes than those described above.