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Water Smart, Southlake

The Water Smart, Southlake newsletter provides helpful tips and advice on all things related to watering smart.  Every week, the newsletter explores topics relevant to responsible water use what you can do to save water and save money and what the City is doing to help you save money.  

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Sep 13

The Connection Between Your Sprinkler and Your Water Bill - 6/28/2016

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 3:24 PM by Hunter Harris

The Connection Between Your Sprinkler and Your Water Bill
Did you know that your irrigation system contributes a large percentage to your water bill? Many residential sprinkler systems in Southlake use between 800 and 1,200 gallons per hour. The kicker is that you don't even need to water this much - your lawn is begging you to let it breathe! 

Remember, water is awesome. Use it. Enjoy it. Just don't waste it.
Watch the video below to discover just how much your irrigation system can affect your monthly bill, and what you can do to fix it.
Weekly Watering Advice
With plenty of sunshine in the forecast this week, your lawn could probably use some watering. Our recommendation this week is for you to apply 0.50 inches of water to your lawn. To learn more about how you can program your sprinkler to put out this amount of water, check out Save Tarrant Water.
Did You Know...
When checking up on your sprinkler system, you'll probably find that a head has moved out of adjustment or needs to be replaced. Sign up for a free W.I.S.E. Guys evaluation today, and potentially get a credit of up to $200 on your water bill.

The average daily water use per person this past week was 422 gallons, while the previous week was 286 gallons. To bring this number down, try the following tips:

-Turn the water off when brushing your teeth
-Cut your shower time down by 3 minutes
-Fix any leaks in your household
-Make sure your sprinkler system is functioning properl