The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and Texas Historical Commission are going on a summer road trip. A virtual road trip, that is—and everyone is invited!

We’ll be on the lookout for two iconic and important Texas water symbols: windmills and water towers. Windmills remind us that the water beneath our feet continues to sustain vast swaths of the state. Water towers often depict local civic pride—and give us a window into the heart of a community.

Join us by posting your own photos of #TXwindmills and #TXwatertowers to Instagram. We’ll be sharing photos and information throughout the month of July and featuring submitted photos, too.

Where will our Instagram road trip take us? Hopefully all over Texas! Participate for the chance to win cool prizes—we’ll be holding a random drawing at the end of the campaign.

To participate:

1.  Follow @txwaterdevboard and @txhistcomm on Instagram

2.  Post your photos of #TXwindmills and #TXwatertowers (make sure your profile is public!)

3.  Mention the location and tag us

More information is available at

The road trip starts July 1.