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Posted on April 11, 2016 at 3:23 PM by Blake Williams
Save Southlake Water
Start Fresh With Save Southlake Water
April is the perfect time to “Start Fresh!” As Southlake prepares to enter into those hot summer months, we have many great ideas planned to help you conserve water along the way.
Thanks to the thunderstorms this morning and over the weekend, Southlake has received plenty of rain that will keep your yard healthy this week. Our recommendation this week is to not water your lawn at all. Don’t forget to turn off your sprinklers! 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 follow your watering schedule from midnight to 10am or from 6pm to midnight.
A Quick Landscaping Tip for You
Did you know that June, July and August are very busy months for sprinkler system companies? If you call for service in April, you will beat the rush! Sprinkler companies will have shorter lead times to service your sprinkler system and make sure it is working properly before the hot months arrive. You can also expect more thorough and attentive service since you are ahead of the pack. Some companies will even offer a discount for the early birds that call to get their system checked ahead of the busy months.
If you haven’t tried the WISE Guys program yet, this may be a good way to get started. A licensed irrigator will come out to your property and evaluate your system for leaks, broken parts, and inefficiencies. If you decide to get your irrigation system fixed after being evaluated, the City will credit your water bill with up to $200! Visit our website to sign up today!
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 Use Stats
The average daily water use per person (GPCD) in Southlake this past week was 328 GPCD, and the previous week was 164. GPCD is defined as the total number of gallons used by the city divided by the population.
My Water Bill
You now have the choice to pay your utility bill by phone! This new interactive voice response option can be reached at 855-385-8432. There is no additional charge for this convenient service.
Remember, beginning this month your water bill will show that the Billing Period has been replaced with the 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.