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Outdoor

Whether you are a permitted well owner, a customer or employee using groundwater provided by your water supply company or employer, or an individual well owner, we all share responsibility for the aquifer on which we all depend. Below are suggestions for ways to conserve water in and around your home.

  • Perform a yearly home irrigation audit to fine-tune your irrigation system.
     
  • The District endorces the five-day watering schedule based on the last number of your address. On your watering day use the local evapo-transpiration rate to apply the correct amount of water on your lawn. Water early in the morning or late at night to minimize water loss.  For more information on evapo-transpiration rates, click here. Over-watering can lead to plant decline.
     
  • Remove or pare down your turf grass and instead install native or adapted plants. They are suited to the climate of your area, and Texas natives generally need less water to thrive.
     
  • If you water with a sprinkler system, make sure to audit your system regularly for leaks. In addition, install water-conserving devices like a rain shut-off device and/ or soil sensors.
     
  • Cover swimming pools to reduce evaporation when not in use.
     
  • Sweep sidewalks and driveways with a broom instead of using a hose. Use a spray nozzle on your hose to cut down on water waste.
     

For more tips, visit the following websites:

Outdoor Water Tips from the Water IQ Program

Landscape Irrigation Tips

Water Use it Wisely


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American Water Works Association: WaterWiser