Water Conservation Tips

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What's Your Water IQ? wateriq web

The City of Pflugerville encourages residents to voluntarily conserve water.

The "Water IQ: Know your water" is a statewide public awareness water conservation program that educates Texans about water conservation. Through Water IQ, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) provides information on water-efficient practices, raises awareness about the importance of water conservation, and helps Texans use less water. What's your Water IQ?

Additional water saving tips can be found at Take Care of Texas.

EPA WaterSense Partners

promolabel_blue_ask (2)_thumb.jpgThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program seeks to protect the future of the nation’s water supply by offering people resources and tips to conserve water. The City of Pflugerville is a WaterSense Partner and is working with the WaterSense Program to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and simple water-saving practices. When shopping, look for WaterSense labeled products, which have been independently certified for efficiency and performance, and promote water-saving techniques. The average home, retrofitted with water-efficient fixtures, can save 30,000 gallons per year. Test your water sense and learn more at www.epa.gov/watersense.

Ten Easy Water Conservation Tips

  1. Collect rainwater for outdoor use during the peak summer months, and you can save up to 1,300 gallons of water.
  2. Watering your lawn in the morning saves water from being evaporated by the midday heat and reduces your water bill, too!
  3. 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.
  4. If every household fixed just one leaky faucet, we could reduce water use in Texas by more than 13 billion gallons a year!
  5. Installing a water-efficient showerhead can reduce water consumption by 25% to 60% and save energy.
  6. Check your toilet by using a leak-detection dye tablet; otherwise, you could be wasting about 200 gallons of water a day.
  7. Turn off the water faucet while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons of water per minute.
  8. Replacing older toilets with water-efficient toilets can save 9,000 gallons of water a year.
  9. Washing only full loads of laundry can save an average household more than 3,400 gallons of water each year.
  10. An Energy Star dishwasher is about 25% more efficient than a conventional one, and will save about 800 gallons of water per year.