Give these water saving tips a try
Post Date:08/27/2019 7:58 PM
It's very hot outside. Follow these tips to help save water and avoid evaporation.
- Collect rainwater for outdoor use during the peak summer months and you can save up to 1,300 gallons of water.
- Watering your lawn in the morning saves water from being evaporated by the midday heat and reduces your water bill, too. Current water restrictions permit watering before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
- When needed, water your lawn one inch, once a week. Place a 6-ounce tuna can on your lawn and stop watering when it’s full.
- If every household fixed just one leaky faucet, we could reduce water use in Texas by more than 13 billion gallons a year!
- Installing a water-efficient showerhead can reduce water consumption by 25% to 60% and save energy.
- Check your toilet by using a leak-detection dye tablet; otherwise, you could be wasting about 200 gallons of water a day.
- Turn off the water faucet while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons of water per minute.
- Replacing older toilets with water-efficient toilets can save 9,000 gallons of water a year.
- Washing only full loads of laundry can save an average household more than 3,400 gallons of water each year.
Pflugerville is in Stage 2 water restriction enforcement with a two-day watering schedule that allows car washing and lawn watering before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. on your designated watering days.
Twice-a-Week Outdoor Watering Schedule: (based on street address)
- Residential homes with an odd number: Wednesday and Saturday
- Residential homes with an even number: Thursday and Sunday
- No watering on Mondays
- Commercial facilities (apartments, condominiums, civic, commercial, industrial and institutional properties) Tuesday and Friday
- All water customers are required to comply with the water conservation schedule.
- Report water restriction violations to the City of Pflugerville Public Works Department at 512-990-6400.