Did you know lawn and garden watering makes up 30 to 50 percent of total household water use? Finding ways to use less water will help conserve this precious resource and save you money on your water bill.
Some simple steps you can take are:
Bedford is not currently under water restrictions, however, still limit watering between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Exceptions: hand watering, the use of soaker hoses, or watering a lawn/landscaping during the prohibited time to establish hydromulch, grass sod, grass seed; dust control for sport fields; or for the maintenance, repair, or testing of an irrigation system.
EPA’s WaterSense® Program
The City of Bedford teamed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program to help consumers and businesses save water for future generations and reduce costs on their utility bills. WaterSense aims to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and water-saving practices. The program encourages customers to look for WaterSense labeled products, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models. WaterSense also promotes water-saving techniques and practices that reduce stress on water supplies.
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save trillions of gallons of water and billions in water and energy bills. For more information, visit the EPA website.
Try the Texas Trickle
Join Take Care of Texas in practicing the Texas Trickle! Instead of running the faucet at full blast, turn it on to a trickle or slow stream. Less water pressure and reduced flow means less water wasted. With the Texas Trickle, you can save over a gallon of water per minute. For more information and fun activities, visit the Take Care of Texas website.
In addition, Tarrant Regional Water District has three brochures available online to help with summer watering questions.