According to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, about 25% of the water supply in urban areas of Texas is used for landscape and garden watering. Put another way, according to research by Pecan Street Inc., the average water usage for a household without landscape irrigation is about 100 gallons per day. The average usage by households equipped with landscape irrigation systems spikes to 1,235 gallons per day.
So, what does this mean for the average homeowner or renter? It means that, by far, the best way to conserve water is to reduce landscape watering! The two best immediate ways to work towards this goal are by educating yourself about how much water your landscape actually needs and by ensuring your irrigation system is running as efficiently as possible.
If you live in one of the following districts, you are eligible for a free water irrigation system evaluation (WISE) from the WISE Guys Program. Simply click here to get started.
MUD Districts Eligible for a FREE WATER IRRIGATION SYSTEM EVALUATION:
- Fort Bend County MUD 50
- Fort Bend County MUD 58
- Fort Bend County MUD 124
- Fort Bend County MUD 130
- Fort Bend County MUD 133
- Fort Bend County MUD 165
- Grand Lakes MUDs 1, 2 & 4
- Harris-Fort Bend Counties MUD 5
- Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386
Below is a list of resources we think can help get any household on the right path to water conservation.
- Texas A&M AgriLife: Water Conservation Resources for Homeowners
- DrinkTap.org by the American Water Works Association
- Save Water Texas
- EPA WaterSense Program
- Texas Living Waters
- TCEQ Water Conservation