Officials in League City, Texas, were granted more than $650,000 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the construction of a park aimed to teach residents various water conservation methods.
Through water usage lessons in community gardens, native plant displays and a play area for children and an outdoor classroom, the 3-acre park will reportedly educate citizens the importance of water conservation, the Galveston County Daily News reports.
Texas Coastal Watershed Program environmental specialists will reportedly test storm water that passes through natural purification systems at the park, which should reduce chemicals in the water, according to the paper.
The news source states the park, which should begin construction in 4 to 6 months, will have the most water conservation and natural storm water treatment features of all parks in Texas.
In addition to the grant, League City received more attention for its water. Texas Independence Water from League City recently won the award for best purified water at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition in West Virginia.