Texas is suffering through one of the most severe droughts in decades. We have witnessed wildfires breaking out across the state, and seen our lakes and rivers dry up. The drought is taking a toll on our fish and wildlife, along with our beloved trees. Climatologists are predicting that the drought will continue, and that the impacts on agriculture, water supply and vegetation will be exceptional
10 EASY WATER CONSERVATION TIPS
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- Water your yard thoroughly, but only as needed usually no more than 1 inch, once a week.
- Use drip irrigation for plants and gardens, and water early in the morning to minimize evaporation.
- Collect rainwater for landscape use it is great for the plants, and can save you water and money.
- Install aerators to cut in half the amount of water used by each faucet.
- Fix faucet leaks, which can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water a year.
- Install water-efficient plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption by 25% to 60% and save energy.
- Check your toilet by using a leak-detection dye tablet. Leaks can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day.
- Replace older toilets with water-efficient models and save up to 4,000 gallons of water a year.
- Wash only full loads of laundry an average household can save more than 3,400 gallons of water each year.
- Invest in an Energy Star-qualified clothes washer, which typically uses 50% less water and 37% less energy per load.