Water Conservation: Everyone’s Responsibility
The City of Kyle has several sources of water, which when managed properly give us a sustainable and reliable drinking water supply. Management however is a team effort, every resident, visitor and indeed business can help us use our water resources wisely.
Almost half of our water resources come from groundwater sources. These sources are easily impacted by extended drought. Long term planning has allowed the city to acquire surface water to augment its groundwater supply. Surface waters however are also impacted by long term drought, and are in some cases slower to recover during rain events than groundwater sources.
What you can do to help:
1. Be water wise. Use only the amount of water you need for the task at hand.
2. Fix leaking fixtures. Leaking fixtures in the home are the largest single type of water waste.
3. Maintain sprinkler systems. Like anything mechanical, they need to be serviced and maintained to function properly. Have sprinkler timers and heads checked regularly for proper setting and proper alignment.
4. Only wash laundry when you have a complete load. Partial loads use almost as much water as a full load and the same amount of electricity.
5. Don’t water during the heat of the day. Watering between 10 am and 8 pm does very little good for your yard. The majority of water evaporates and our water ordinance doesn’t allow for it.