The Board of the Dowdell Public Utility District is committed to providing quality water. An important job of the district is to increase the public's awareness to conserve water. As a Water Smart partner with the Association Water Board Directors-Texas, the water district is committed to conservation efforts. The Dowdell PUD desires to engage as many of its youth as possible so that water conservation efforts are real and sustaining.
In late 2010, Dowdell PUD approved an annual Earth Day Art Contest with water conservation as its theme. In the spring of 2011, the First Annual Dowdell Earth Day Art Contest was held and the award winners were presented ribbons and congratulatory letters from Dowdell PUD.