Tips for Waxahachie & Ellis County to Save Water and Money

Tips for Consumers to Save Water and Money

The TCEQ offers several tips to help Texans conserve water and lower costly water bills.

With drought conditions continuing to persist, and water costs rising throughout much of Texas, consumers are looking for ways to save both water and money.

Taking advantage of a few simple tips can help you save thousands of gallons of water, and hundreds of dollars, each year.

  • Use Less Water – Turning off the water      faucet while you brush your teeth can save up to four gallons of water a      minute. Try a shorter shower and save up to four gallons for every minute      you cut back.
  • Check Faucets and Toilets for Leaks – A      faucet leaking at a rate of one drop per second can waste up to 1,660      gallons of water per year, and a leaky toilet can waste about 73,000      gallons per year. Fixing hot-water leaks can save up to $35 per year in      utility bills.
  • Wash Full Loads of Laundry –      Washing full loads as opposed to partial loads of laundry can save an      average household more than 3,400 gallons of water each year. Need a new      clothes washer? Look for an ENERGY STAR qualified model, which typically      uses 35 to 50 percent less water and 50 percent less energy per load.
  • Install New Toilets, Showerheads, Faucets, and      Faucet Aerators – Installing water efficient plumbing fixtures can      reduce water consumption by 25 to 60 percent and save energy, too.      Installing aerators will cut in half the amount of water used by each      faucet. Look for the WaterSense label to help you find high-performing,      water efficient products.
  • Use Native Plants – Plants that are native      to Texas aren’t only beautiful; they typically require less water,      pesticides, fertilizers, and maintenancesaving you time and money.
  • Water Wisely – Water your yard      thoroughly, but only as needed—usually no more than one inch, once a week.      Use drip irrigation where possible and water early in the morning to      minimize evaporation. Make certain to always comply with your water      systems water-use restrictions.

To conserve more water outdoors, try collecting rainwater. Using collected rainwater instead of tap water for your outdoor watering needs during peak summer months can save the typical household up to 1,300 gallons of water. Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40 percent of total household water use during these hot months.

With these helpful tips, you can save water and money!

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