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  • 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
  • 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
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