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4/13/2022 - Water Conservation Tips
Summer is closely approaching, and the chance of drought comes in the hot summer months. The District invites you to do your part in water conservation this spring. Below are some helpful tips on how to mitigate your water usage.
Per Texas Water Development Board:
- High-efficiency toilets, water-efficient washing machines, rainwater harvesting systems, and water-efficient landscaping can all help reduce household water demands.
- Water-efficient showerheads and aerators for faucets can significantly reduce the amount of water you use. In fact, installing a water-efficient showerhead is one of the most effective watersaving steps you can take inside your house.
- Leaky faucets and toilets can waste thousands of gallons of water monthly, and they are inexpensive to fix.
- Outdoor water use can account for more than 30 percent of total home water use. With proper management, you can have a beautiful, healthy landscape and reduce your water use significantly. This can amount to hundreds of dollars in savings a year in water and wastewater costs.
- Don’t ignore leaky faucets; they are often easy and inexpensive to repair. Turn off the valve under the sink until you get around to repairing the leak. A slow drip can waste as much as 170 gallons of water each day and will add to your water bill.
- Know where your master water shut-off valve is in case a pipe bursts. Insulate hot water pipes. You won’t waste water waiting for it to get hot, and you will save energy.
- Install water-softening systems only when necessary and, if you have one, save water and salt by running the minimum amount of regenerations necessary to maintain water softness.
- Replace water-to-air heat pumps and air conditioners with air-to-air if you are purchasing new units. They are just as efficient and do not waste water.
- Find other uses for water rather than letting it go down the drain. Use a bucket to capture water in the shower or sink while waiting for it to get hot, then use that water on your landscape.
For more information and tips for outdoor, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room water conservation, please visit Texas Water Development Board. The District appreciates your commitment to water conservation.