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Posted on October 27, 2017 at 10:52 AM by Hunter Harris
Welcome to the Save Southlake Water Newsletter
The City of Southlake is doing great things to promote water conservation this summer. We are excited to bring to you this weekly newsletter with advice on how much you should water your lawn, information about water conservation events going on around town, and more!
Weekly Watering Advice
Take the guesswork out of watering your landscape. By following the City of Southlake Weekly Watering Advice, you can avoid potentially costly and damaging under- or over-watering. Our recommendation is to not water at all this week. With the rainfall last week and the expected rainfall this week, your soil is still moist enough to support healthy growth. To learn more about where we get this recommendation, check out Save Tarrant Water.
If you do operate your sprinkler system this week, please remember to water on your watering day from midnight to 10am or from 6pm to midnight.
For information on how to adjust your sprinkler system, click here. And, for more lawn watering tips, visit the City’s website.
S.P.I.N. Water Forum Takes Place Today!
Come join the City of Southlake as we engage the community in an open-ended discussion about the City’s water system, water conservation, and other water-related topics important to Southlake and surrounding areas. We’ll show you how to read your water bill, how a water meter works, how to create a water-conserving landscape, and more!
“Getting to Know Your Water” S.P.I.N. Town Hall Forum
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
6:00-7:15pm Open House in Town Hall Lobby
Beautiful. Maintainable. Sustainable. Texas SmartScape™
Did you know that more than half of a typical household’s outdoor water use goes to watering the lawn and garden? Converting to a water-efficient landscape through the choice of native or adaptive plants and careful design can reduce your water use by 20 to 50 percent.
Whether you are undertaking a major landscape overhaul or just looking for a few quick fixes to save water this summer, the Texas SmartScape™ program, www.txsmartscape.com, can provide you with the tools for success.
Check out these events in Southlake to learn more:
4/23 from 8 - 12 pm: SmartScape Plant Sale at Home Depot
4/25 from 1 -2 pm: Sun vs. Shade Plants at the senior center in The Marq
4/30 from 9 - 12:30 pm: Learn and Grow at Bob Jones Nature Center
Water Irrigation System Evaluations - the W.I.S.E. Guys
Need assistance with your irrigation system? We have a program for that! More than 1,200 Southlake residents have taken advantage of this popular program offered through the City of Southlake. Residents who sign up receive a free and personal irrigation check-up. A licensed irrigator will walk with you through your irrigation system, looking for inefficiencies. Once found, the City would like to encourage you to fix those inefficiencies with a $200 credit on your water bill.
Click here to start the program today. Please note, this is a one-time offer.
Water Use Stats
The average daily water usage per person (GPCD) in Southlake this past week was 225 GPCD, the previous week was 151. GPCD is defined as the total number of gallons used by the city divided by the population.
My Water Bill
You asked for it, and we listened! Starting with your April bills, you will notice that the Billing Period has been replaced with Reading Period, making it easier for you to know exactly what time frame you are being billed for.
Have questions about water? We are here to help.
For billing questions call Customer Service at 817-748-8051.
For questions about water pressure or funny tastes and odors call Public Works at 817-748-8081.
For questions about water conservation programs, landscape irrigation, or about this blog call Environmental Services at 817-748-8638.