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  • 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
  • Sooo...What is Water Waste?

    Are you are aware of by now, the City has been in Stage 1 of our Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) since October 2013.  We're still in them, still Stage 1.  At the beginning of the month, we started increasing enforcement of the restrictions and water waste by putting some signage around town, leaving ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 05-28-2014
  • At the Car Wash

    That song always makes me smile---and think of that fish movie with one of the characters working at a car wash, Will Smith is the voice but I'm blanking out on the movie name.  Anyway, on to topic!  Car washing is one thing I get calls about a lot while in water restrictions.  In the City's Drought Ordinance, there is ...
    Posted to The Water Spot (Weblog) by Jessica Woods on 05-09-2014
  • 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
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