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2015 Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture, by Texas State Water Conservation Advisory Council

AUSTIN - (March 12, 2015) - The Water Conservation Advisory Council (Council) announces the winners of the 2015 Blue Legacy Awards in municipal, agricultural, and manufacturing water conservation.

The Council celebrates innovators who champion preserving the state's most precious resource, water, by presenting the Blue Legacy Award. This award program recognizes outstanding water conservation efforts and successes of Texans. The nine winners chosen for 2015 will be honored during Texas Water Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Texas Water Foundation, on March 26, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. Find the full agenda for the event at

The winners within each category are:


Dr. Shad D. Nelson - non-producer

Tim Miller of Millberg Farm - producer


Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation in Friona


Fort Davis Water Supply Corporation - population less than 10,000

Interstate Municipal Utility District - population between 10,000 and 50,000

The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency - population between 50,000 and 100,000

City of Frisco - population between 100,000 and 500,000

City of Austin - population more than 500,000

River Authority or Regional Water District

North Texas Municipal Water District

To learn more about this year's winners, visit or contact Mindy Conyers, council support staff, at or (512) 463-5102.

The Water Conservation Advisory Council provides a professional forum for the continuing development of water conservation resources, expertise, and progress evaluation of the highest quality for the benefit of Texas.

The Water Conservation Advisory Council grants permission for the use of this information as a free service to news media. Articles may be used either in their entirety or in part, provided that attribution remains. You may print the story and/or post it on the internet. Water Conservation Advisory Council ~ PO Box 13231 ~ Austin, TX 78711

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