Water Conservation Period – May – September
Currently the District is not in drought, but that could change in the coming weeks if our dry conditions persist. With that being said, the District’s Water Conservation Period began Sunday, May 1 and extends through the end of September–the time when water use is at its peak. Starting on May 1, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation initiates a 10% reduction in groundwater pumping by its permittees.
In the summer months, outdoor water use is significantly higher and can account for 60% or more of home water use. Planting native or drought-tolerant landscapes, mulching, and using compost can substantially reduce the amount of irrigation water required to keep plants healthy. Making sure your irrigation system is functioning at peak efficiency and replacing leaking gaskets and hoses can help conserve water. Installing a rain barrel or rainwater harvesting system can make an even bigger impact in reducing overall water use.
Visit our website for ideas on how to conserve water: https://bseacd.org/education/water-conservation/