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  • Keep Water use Low in Winter & Save Year-Round

    Winter seems to have come quickly this year!  It's already the middle of November and wastewater averaging (WWA) is upon us.  What is wastewater averaging, you ask?  Well, let me tell you... In the winter months (November, December, January, and February) the City assumes that our water usage is lower than any other time of ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 11-19-2014
  • Fall is Here--You Can Water Less!

    Now that we're officially into Fall and we've been enjoying the cooler temperatures; it's time to reduce the watering times on your irrigation controllers.  With less evaporation occurring, the landscape doesn't need to be watered as often as during the summer months.  My general rule of thumb is: cut watering in half ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 10-20-2014
  • Catch the rain before it's gone!

    Once again, the huge amount of rains in the last weeks have made me think a lot about how to take more advantage of rainwater, or really, just collect more. Which leads me to a question I was asked once that was along the lines of "I feel like I should be collecting rainwater, but don't have any plants to water. Why ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 10-03-2014
  • Rain Barrel Sale Going on Now

    The City's Water Conservation Program is having a rain barrel sale!  The barrels being sold are being supplied from a different company than the last sales.  These barrels are made in Austin, so a little more local.  Available for this event are three different sizes (capacity) of barrels and a rainspout diverter. ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 08-29-2014
  • Do I Have a Water Leak?

    During the hottest parts of the year the phone calls increase with concerns from people asking if they have a water leak, or maybe their neighbor is using their water to fill up their pool.  There's just no way they had used that much water this past month.  Or the meter reader must have read the meter wrong!  Or the meter is ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 08-20-2014
  • Smart Irrigation Month, part 4

    While it's technically NOT Smart Irrigation Month any more, I wanted to make sure I got this last part of the series out to you, it's probably the most important of the bunch.  I'm referring to efficient scheduling of the irrigation system, based on the amount of sunlight in your yard, the sprinkler head type, and to a lesser ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 08-04-2014
  • Smart Irrigation Month, pt 3

    So we're still in July and still talking about automatic irrigation systems for Smart Irrigation Month.  It's seems this week summer has hit (again), maybe "for real" this time, so an efficient irrigation system is more important than ever. I'm going to continue the same topic as last time, which is upgrading your ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 07-23-2014
  • July is Smart Irrigation Month, Pt 2

    The first thing I saw when I turned my computer on Friday morning was emails from co-workers and City residents voicing concern about the irrigation systems they saw running this morning-after receiving 3+ inches of rain!  It's crazy, I know. I don't think anyone deliberately chooses to look silly or be wasteful by ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 07-18-2014
  • July is Smart Irrigation Month, pt. 1

    July has been deemed "Smart Irrigation Month" by the Irrigation Association since 2005, because that's typically when the hottest temperatures occur.  With high and hot temperatures come higher water use, it's just a given.  We still want our landscapes to look as good as they have the rest of the year, so we crank up ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 07-17-2014
  • Toilet Rebate Program Returns!

    I wrote a blog back in November 2013 about the toilet rebate program ending and why it was ending.  In case you missed it, it was due to the State Plumbing Code changes that as of January 1, 2014, mandated that all toilets sold in the State of Texas must use 1.28 gallons of water per flush (gpf) or less.  That's down from the ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 06-03-2014
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