The city is campaigning for folks to take active steps to conserve water now and save the lake.
Here's what you can do:
Indoors: Steps you should take to conserve water
- Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or shave.
- Water plants with leftover dish or bath water.
- Fix leaky faucets and pipes.
- Install water-efficient devices in the bathroom and kitchen.
- If you see a leaky plumbing fixture, notify the manager to please have
- Use the sink garbage disposal sparingly or start a compost pile.
- Always keep water conservation in mind and find ways to save in the
kitchen. Small saving add up in time.
- Take a shower instead of filling the tub and taking a bath. Showers
with low-flow showerheads usually use less water than tub baths.
- If you do take baths, try reducing the level of the water being used in
a bathtub by one or two inches.
Outdoors: Steps you should take to conserve water
- Implement your own voluntary water conservation program by reducing
residential outdoor watering to twice per week. This conservation measure
alone will have the most significant impact on water usage.
- Use a broom, not a hose, to remove debris from sidewalks, patios
- Drain water from pools and hot tubs onto vegetated areas, not in the
- Fix leaky hoses and faucets.
- Use hoses and sprinkler heads that drip water slowly close to the
- Let the City Utilities Office know when you see wasteful usage outdoors
that occurs on a regular basis (see back cover for phone numbers).
Use a bucket of soapy water, not just the hose, to wash your car.
Don't cut the grass too short - longer grass holds moisture better.
Concrete won't grow - don't water your driveway, the sidewalks or
- Don't over water - find out what types of plants you have and how
much water they really need.
- There is more to yards than lawns. Use native and water-efficient
plants and trees to create an enjoyable outdoor space.
The city of Amarillo says you can make a difference. Every Drop Counts.