WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

Reduce your outdoor watering to once every 5 days. This encourages deeper, more drought-tolerant roots. And remember if it rains more than 1 inch, wait at least 5 days to water.
If your sprinkler sprays a fine mist, you’re losing a lot of water to evaporation. Try a different sprinkler head or better yet choose a drip system.

Mulch, mulch, mulch! This simple step captures and retains soil moisture beautifully so that your landscape can withstand the Texas heat.

Cover pools and spas when not in use to lessen evaporation. A typical Texas summer can cause a water loss of almost 1,800 gallons a month.

Most showers pour out between 5 and 10 gallons per minute. Time yourself when your under the spray. And choose a low-flow showerhead that saves about one-half of the amount of water you’re currently use while still providing a refreshing, cleansing shower.

Using about 12 gallons per run, automatic dishwashers claim the most water in the kitchen so make sure they’re full before you turn them on. Same holds true for washing machines which use more than 40 gallons a load.

One little leak can add up to 15-20 gallons of wasted water a day. Check all faucets at least once or twice a year.