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 you can easily integrate the program into existing curriculum.;

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
  • Flush Saver
  • H2O Flow Diverter
  • Toilet Leak Detector Tabs
  • Rain/Drip Gauge
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Flow Rate Test Bag
  • Much More!

What are the participation requirements?

Participation requirements are minimal. All we ask in return for your participation in the program is that your students complete a short Student Survey. The Student Survey contains a pre- and post-program quiz. Survey responses gauge the knowledge gained by each student during the program. If your students take the pledge to be energy efficient and return their Student Surveys to their teacher they will receive a cool wristband! A self-addressed postage-paid return envelope is provided in your Teacher Materials.

Is there an enrollment deadline?

There are a limited number of kits available for each school year. If you are interested in participating, enroll now.

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.

Are there a maximum number of kits for each class?

One kit will be provided for each student enrolled in your class. There is not a maximum number of kits for each class; however, there are a limited number of kits for each school year. When this maximum number of kits has been reached, no more classrooms will be able to participate until the following school year.

If I enroll in the program how will my school benefit?

Your school will get to work on a select program that can make an impact in your community. In addition to teaching lessons that promote lifelong wise use of water, each participating teacher will receive a gift card for their classroom when 80 percent of their student surveys are completed and returned.

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