Conservation: Texas Water Smart

Texas Water Smart

Texas Water Smart

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Despite recent rains in some parts of the state, Texas continues to suffer from withering drought conditions, which could worsen as summer continues.

While we can’t control Mother Nature, we can control our water use by developing water-conscious habits – especially when it comes to our lawns and gardens, where most home water use and waste occurs.

A new effort called Texas Water Smart provides water-conserving guidelines to help Texans reduce their water use.

Texas Water Smart tips include: Water your lawn or garden in the morning when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation. Adjust sprinklers so you water only your lawn and not the driveway or street.

Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation system so it won’t run when it’s raining. When necessary, replace ornamental plants with water conscious varieties…and periodically check outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses for leaks.

These simple acts can save thousands of gallons of water annually for your household, and for Texas. Plus, it helps keep more money in your pocket…and that’s no drop in the bucket. More tips at

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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