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  • Water Workshops at Home Depot

    April 22 marks Earth Day each year.  This year you can help make your home a little more earth-conscious by attending a free water conservation seminar at Home Depot here in Round Rock.  Here's an announcement about the event:  On Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m, The Home Depot will host free Water Conservation ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 04-18-2014
  • Summer is Headed Our Way

    The temperatures have started creeping up into the 80s consistently now...and the beautiful bluebonnets are everywhere!  It's starting to feel like summer and the City's water use is going up to further confirm that warming feeling.  Folks have started watering their yards, planting grass and gardens and other ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 04-02-2014
  • Reminder on Rainbarrel & Compost Bin Sale

    Spring is nearly officially here, it happens on March 20th!  I wanted to remind you that the Water Conservation Program is having another rainbarrel sale--which ends on March 31st!  These are the same 50-gallon Ivy barrels and 65-gallon Moby barrels that were sold last year.  You can prepurchase barrels, online at ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 03-17-2014
  • Irrigation Workshop

    Do you have an irrigation system, but dont quite know how to use it effectively?  Or at all??  Do you have an irrigation system and would like to learn how to make simple repairs, fixes, and upgrades to it yourself?  If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, Id like to invite you to the free irrigation workshop that ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 02-21-2014
  • Springtime Sprinkler Check

    The beautiful weekends have made me ready for Spring!  The weekend weather has been perfect to get a little yard work done, but then it's freezing again!  When spring cleaning the yard by adding new mulch, trimming back frozen plants, and installing some color, those of us with automatic sprinker systems need to think ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 02-12-2014
  • Rainbarrel Sale!

    The Water Conservation Program is having another rainbarrel sale!  These are the same 50-gallon Ivy barrels and 65-gallon Moby barrels that were sold last year.  You can start prepurchasing barrels now, online at www.rainbarrelprogram.org/centraltexas     The pre-ordered barrels will be ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 01-16-2014
  • Leave the Leaves

    The leaves have been falling from some of the trees for a few months now, although my trees like to wait until March to drop leaves, darn live oaks!  Raking is usually a job I reserve for the kids, as I'm not a huge fan of doing it.  I'd much rather just mulch them up and leave them on the yard than raking and picking them ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 01-14-2014
  • Shower Smarter

    I can't believe that December is almost over!  I just realized that it's been a month since I wrote my last blog...time flies!  Well, as you know, it's winter time, which means it is waste water averaging (WWA) time for the water utility.  I talked about WWA during my article relating to toilets. To keep with the ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 12-26-2013
  • Best Seat in the House

    As we've entered into wastewater averaging season (November - February), we are all trying to use the least amount of water possible so that our wastewater averages and charges will be lower this next year.  So, let's talk toilets as a easy way to reduce the consumption of water inside your home.  It involves no ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 11-27-2013
  • Rainwater Collection: Top 5 Reasons to do it

    I had the pleasure of attending the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) annual conference this past week in Austin.  The topics focused on a variety of things--from legislation, to irrigating with rainwater, to storm water control, and using it for a potable water source, just to name a few topics.  The conference ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 11-12-2013
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