There are many ways to save water inside; here are a few of the best ways
to save lots of water. Of course, wise water habits can help too. For example,
turn the water off when
brushing teeth, shorten your showers and sweep your driveway instead of
Low Flow Toilet Rebates: Many older toilets use 3.5 to 7 gallons per
Fix Leaks & Drips: Drips and leaks in your home’s plumbing can consume
hundreds of gallons of water and run up your water and wastewater costs. Usually, leaks
and drips are simple to fix. Our free “how to” brochures make it easy to do it yourself.
Did you know?
A faucet that drips once each second wastes 168 gallons of water a month.
Leaking faucets are usually caused by worn washers. A toilet leak can waste up to 200 gallons per day. Leaking toilets are
by leaking flush valves and leaking fill valve. Remember, fixing leaks saves you money on your water bill!.
Fill valve replacement
The recipe for a perfect landscape includes many ingredients such as plant
choice and placement, lawn seed choices, fertilizer, mulches and water. Like any recipe
the amount of each ingredient is critical to the final result and should be
How much water is enough?
While many native plants and water-wise species can thrive in this environment,
plants and grasses need supplemental water to thrive in the dry summers.
season in Houston begins in the late spring. In many years supplemental
water is not needed
until late May and the need for supplemental water often ends in early
During the watering season, weather is the best indicator of when and how
much to water.
Every situation is unique and the information presented here is intended
to serve as a guide
to assist you in achieving your vision for your landscape. These guidelines
can be applied in landscape concepts ranging from simple to sophisticated with as little
equipment as a hose end timer, hose and sprinkler or with fully automated underground sprinkler
More Lawn Tips
Consider using soaker hoses or a drip irrigation system for your vegetable
garden, shrub and
flower beds. Slow application of the proper amounts of water applied directly
to the roots
promotes healthy growth.
When it rains, use the manual override or install a rain switch to turn
off automatic sprinkler
Tools to Save By:
Sprinkler Timers: No matter how you water - using a sprinkler system, drip
irrigation or a
hose-end sprinkler – you can get the convenience of a watering
that shuts itself off. Hose-end timers and newer irrigation system timers
improve results and
do the work while you play.
Soaker Hoses & Drip Systems:
Get to the root of the matter and put
the water where it will
do the most good.