Water Conservation can provide additional water supplies for future demands, sufficient water supplies during time of drought, and adequate aquifer water levels for groundwater wells. Water is a valuable resource and as the Texas population continues to grow the water supplies are vulnerable to decrease over the next 50 years.

It is important that we all do our part to conserve water for future use to prevent depletion of our groundwater resources. The following are tips to conserve water:

Indoor

•    Take short showers.
•    Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
•    Wait for a full load of clothes before running washing machine.
•    Wait until dishwasher is full to wash the load.
•    Put garbage in trash can instead of garbage disposal.
•    Run the dishwasher only when full.
•    Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
•    Fix leaks in plumbing and at toilets
•    Install low flow toilets, restrictive shower heads, aerators for faucets and water-efficient dishwashers and washing machines.

Outdoor

•    Rainwater Harvest or re-purpose grey water.
•    When landscaping utilize drought tolerant and native plants or even Xeriscape.
•    Adjust Sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
•    Install a rain sensor on your irrigation system, so it won’t run when raining.
•    Use soaker hoses to water the shrubs.
•    Put mulch around trees and shrubs.
•    Use a broom instead of water hose to clean the sidewalk/driveway.
•    Water in the morning and evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.
•    Water wisely… One inch of water, once a week, should be sufficient for your lawn.

The District office maintains a native, drought tolerant landscape. The plants include Indian Hawthorn, Tree Holly, Yaupon Holly, Texas Sage, Texas Lantana, and the Knockout Rose.

Conservation Assistance

Water Conservation Tips – TWDB
Texas Superstar Planting Assistance
Texas Tree Planting Guide
Watering Guide for Texas Landscapes