Water Conservation Tips
KEEP WATER OFF SIDEWALKS
Aim automatic sprinkler heads to hit the lawn and not the sidewalk. Water less to reduce runoff. Clean sidewalks and driveways with a broom instead of a hose.
SET AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS TO SAVE
Set automatic sprinklers to water twice per week (or less) no more than 30 minutes per day (when the sun has gone down or before the sun comes up). Adjust sprinkler timers in Fall and Spring.
TURN OFF SPRINKLERS DURING WINTER
Turn off automatic sprinklers between November 1 and February 28. Grass is dormant in the winter and does not need regular watering.
USE A RAIN BARREL
Rain barrels collect rainwater to water yards, fill fountains, or other non-drinking purposes. Rain barrels may also help prevent flooding by capturing and rerouting stormwater.
Mulch saves water by reducing soil evaporation.
USE NATIVE PLANTS
Plants native to Houston have adapted to the climate and rainfall & do not need extra water.
USE CAR WASHES
Wash cars at car wash, not at home. Most car washes recycle used water.
USE A POOL COVER
Pool covers reduce evaporation.