Water Conservation During Drought Relies Heavily on Outdoor Water Restrictions
Did you know that the average residential household spends *30% of their water use* on outdoor needs? And in Texas, it can go as high as 40% if the conditions are right and restrictions are not in place. Since outdoor water usage is not always necessary, outdoor water restrictions are the best method for defending ourselves during drought.
Targeting outdoor water use with restrictions not only saves water but still keeps your lawn and garden healthy. "Texas Living Waters reports" that homeowners *over-water by as much as 2-3 times the amount* needed. With water restrictions in place, water is conserved, plants survive, and residents are encouraged (through stiff penalties) to comply. If your area faces water restrictions see our list below to be sure you are complying:
Two Days Per Week Between 6 pm and 10 am the following day. No watering during the middle of the day.
- Residential street addresses ending in odd numbers water on Mondays and Thursdays.
- Residential street addresses ending in even numbers water on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Public Schools, Businesses, City, and HOA entries may water on Fridays and Tuesdays only.
- Odd Addresses 8pm-6am Friday-Saturday & Tuesday-Wednesday
- Even Addresses 8pm-6am Saturday-Sunday & Wednesday-Thursday
Water between 7 pm and 5 am of the following day.
- Even Addresses Sundays and Thursdays
- Odd Addresses Saturdays and Wednesdays
- Commercial Properties: Tuesdays and Fridays
You may only water two times per week, overnight or early morning, between 5 pm and 8 am.
If you should have any questions about the "best time of day to water your lawn,"or you need help setting your irrigation schedule, give us a call!