by Caroline Flores
If you’re conserving water now, it’s not enough. State and local leaders want you to save even more.
We’re all under stage 2 water restrictions. That’s helping save water, “but our water reservoirs are at a historically low levels and we need all Texans to do our part,” said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.
So, Commissioner Staples and city leaders are challenging you to do even more.
“Texans have never backed down from a challenge,” said Commissioner Staples.
“I am very very concerned about Texas and water. But the key is conservation. That’s your first step,” said Representative Todd Hunter.
They’re asking all of us to join Texas Water Smart, a coalition that’s come up with many new ways to conserve water.
“This is that knock on the door today. To ask you to be apart of that. And you’re joining hundreds of thousands of Texans that are making a difference and ensuring that we have the water we need not only for today but for future generations,” said Commissioner Staples.
City leaders say the more we conserve now, the longer it’ll be before we fall under stiffer water restrictions.
Texas Water Smart has a laundry list of suggestions to conserve water. Nearly all of them won’t cost you a dime.
Some of those ideas include watering only in the mornings or evenings. Adjust lawn mowers to cut higher because a taller lawn retains water better. Checking for leaks and adjust sprinklers so they only water the grass… not streets or sidewalks.
If you would like to see all of their tips, check out the Texas Water Smart website www.texaswatersmart.com.