A group of Central Texas water providers, municipalities and water conservation advocates launched a yard sign campaign today to urge residents to protect our region’s water supply by conserving water. Residents and business owners can let others know about their commitment to saving water by placing a free “This yard is helping to conserve our water supply” sign in their lawn. The signs are available at 6 easy pick-up locations in central and south Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos and Bastrop.
The District Headquarters is one of the pick-up locations for these free signs. Stop by! Pick up a sign and help us spread the word – Conserve!
During the dry summer months, outdoor water demands lead to increased irrigation. One way to cut down on water use outdoors (and on your water bill) is to choose native Texas plants for your landscape. These plants are adapted to a Texas’ climate and by design need less water. Pairing native plants with water conserving practices (rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation, mulching, composting, etc.) provides a homeowner a beautiful, distinctly Texas landscape that doesn’t require the amount of water and care of a non water-wise landscape. For more information on installing your own water-wise landscape, please click on the following links and documents. In addition, the District has its own water-wise landscape that can be toured upon request. Please contact the District office at (512) 282-8441 for further assistance.
City of Austin’s Grow Green Program: www.ci.austin.tx.us/growgreen/
Searchable Database of Native and Adapted Plants to the Austin Area: www.ci.austin.tx.us/growgreen/plantguide/searchplant.cfm
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: www.wildflower.org
Texas Cooperative Extension – Xeriscaping: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/xeriscape/xeriscape.html