It’s time to evaluate your water use both indoors and outdoors.
Did you know that 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day? Taking 10 minutes to check for leaks can not only save water but prevent future water damage within the home.
Audit your home for leaks
- Turn off everything in your home that uses water.
- Read your water meter.
- Wait 15 minutes, and then read the meter again. Did the numbers change? If so, you may have a leak.
If you’re a Woodlands Water customer, the recently installed Smart Water Meters allow you to view your bill, monitor water usage, identify potential leaks, get notifications about excess water use or weather events that might impact your water use. Get started today with the WaterSmart Customer Portal here.
Look around and check that outdoor faucets aren’t dripping. Look under sinks in all bathrooms and kitchen. If you can’t identify the leak, call a professional for help.
How many inches?
Lawn watering accounts for over 50% of water usage by Woodlands residents. If you’re watering more to account for our current drought conditions, you might be doing more harm than good. St. Augustine grass needs only one inch of water per week. Any more than that can lead to disease, pests and weakened lawns. Not to mention wasted water running off the lawn and into the street grows mosquitoes when it enters the storm drains.
Audit your outdoor water use
- Watch this short video and learn how you can quickly audit your irrigation system
- Contact Woodlands Water W.I.S.E. Guys for a free irrigation system evaluation
- Follow the Defined Irrigation Schedule to reduce overwatering
Have questions about reducing water use indoors or outdoors? Contact our water conservation specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org