Tips for Well Water Conservation

Water-Wise Landscape

Thing Native, Not Green -Look at native landscaping and utilize not only what belongs in your area, but what can survive. The closer your yard is to it’s natural state, the better for saving water.

Watering – Thorough but infrequent watering will help grass and shrubs develop deep roots. Start this during the Spring when root growth is at its peak. Over-watered landscapes will have short root systems causing drought intolerance.

Watering is recommended in the early morning or later evenings. Otherwise, water can evaporate before it even hits the ground, or even from the soil before it absorbs.

Landscape Maintenance

Mowing – Only mow when grass is dry. Taller grass holds water better encouraging deeper root growth, so it’s advised to not cut more than one-third of your grasses length at one time. Texas Water Development Board recommends keeping grass length around 3 inches.

Mulch – Use lots of mulch! When mulch is applied to landscape, it can help soil retain moisture, reduce runoff, aid in root development, and more!


Check for Leaks

Leaky faucets and toilets can waster thousands of gallons of water monthly, and can be easy and inexpensive to repair.


Consider a Rainwater Harvesting System

Rainwater provides a water source when groundwater is unacceptable or unavailable, or it can augment limited groundwater supplies. Generally, for every inch of rain that falls on a 2,000-square-foot roof, about 1,000 gallons of water can be collected!

Tips for Well Water Conservation


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