Get the Scoop on the Water-Wise Village Challenge

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Get the details on The Woodlands Township’s community effort to conserve water, the annual Water-Wise Village Challenge…

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The Water-Wise Village Challenge program encourages Township residents to turn OFF their automated sprinkler systems between October 15 and April 15 each year. Township residents may make the pledge online or in person at The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department office, located at 8203 Millennium Forest Drive.

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Your lawn needs a break for winter. Turf grasses, and grasses in general, go dormant for the cool months. The roots grow deeper and stronger while the green tops go brown. The result is much healthier grass. So give your lawn a break and stop watering for the winter.

Conserving water now is a must! As we continue to grow our population, demands for water will be greater than the available supply. By starting now to use water in better ways, we will be able to avoid having to make drastic changes later. Letting your lawn go brown for the winter and ONLY watering your plants and trees as needed will help save water.

It’s the right thing to do. Even if you don’t care about saving money on your water bill, reducing water use means all the water-using things we like will still be there for us as supplies dwindle. If we should experience another extreme drought in our region, we will be in better shape to deal with it.

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Each household within The Woodlands Township that makes the Water-Wise Pledge earns a point for their Village. All Village Associations are eligible to receive a donation toward their scholarship funds from our program sponsors based on the number of pledges. The top three villages will get the funds, with winners announced in May, 2017. Deadline to earn points is December 31, 2016, so pledge now!

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Those who sign the Water-Wise pledge AT the annual 3R Bazaar on November 12 will receive a nice gift. 

For more information, please visit the Water-Wise Village Challenge webpage or call 281-210-3800. 

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