There can be a lot of wasted water from toilet flushing. Getting a WasteSense model can reduce water use by 20 to 60 percent equally to nearly 13,000 gallons of water every year. Learn more about WaterSense toilets at https://www.epa.gov/watersense/residential-toilets
While finding leaks can be tricky, it's a worthy investment. Fixing a leak can save you around 10% on your water bill. If you're not sure if you have a leak, check out our Understanding Your Water Meter page to learn more about identifying a leak.
Sprinklers can use up to 13 gallons of water per minute. Make sure to set the timer to saturate the soil without getting runoff. Watering at night will also help to conserve water so consider adjusting your watering schedule.
Collected rainwater is great for watering plants. If you're worried about mosquitos growing in the water bin, place a small amount of soap in the water. This will not hurt your plants and will prevent bugs from hatching.
Stage 2 of the Water Conservation Plan is currently in effect, meaning we need all residents to use less water when watering their plants. Please follow the following schedule to help Laredo conserve water. https://laredoutilities.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/flyer-schedule-1.png
Want to learn more how the utilities department is conserving water? Checkout our water conservation programs