What does it mean to be Water Smart in Southlake? It means only using what you need by being fully aware of just how much water you use, as well as discovering ways to use it more efficiently on a daily basis. Small adjustments can lead to bigger impacts - on your water bill. Who wouldn't want that?
What the City is Doing to be Water Smart?
We are developing programs and policies with you in mind to provide you the best ways to use water efficiently. Water conservation is intended to be a long-term strategy in our plans to be able to provide you plenty of water in the future.
Southlake's current 5-Year Water Conservation Plan, adopted in April 2014, outlines one of our water conservation goals that states we're striving to lower the gallons used daily per person in the city by 11%- from 351 gallons to 311 gallons- by the year 2025.
The graph below represents the amount of water used per person per day in Southlake in any given week. Click on a bar to learn more.
Leaks - Find Them
Look at your water usage during a colder month - if a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, you could have a leak. Or, does your water meter change when no water is being used? Log on to your EyeOnWater account or call Customer Service to find out your water usage.
You can also identify toilet leaks by placing a dye tablet in the toilet tank. If any color appears in the bowl after 15 minutes, you could have a leak. Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.
Check out the water saving kits available at Customer Service in Town Hall. The kits include dye tablets along with other useful tools. Supplies are limited. Click the picture to learn more.