As I’m writing this, the rain is finally beginning to fall again. However, most of Texas is in a severe drought and the prediction is that it will continue to get worse. According to my friends at Holistic Tree Care, Inc., “you need to educate yourself now so that you can choose the appropriate course of action to preserve your tress.” Dallas is currently in Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan. The City of Dallasallows you two days of watering per week. Holistic Tree Care recommends that you water with your irrigation system for a minimum of 15 minutes on each zone for each of these days. The City of Richardsonis currently in Stage 3 of its water conservation program, and only allows for watering on the 1st and 3rd Saturday or Sunday of the month, depending on your address. That’s only 2 days of watering per month in Richardson, as opposed to 8 days per month in Dallas. Check with your local municipality for your current watering days Inflatable Castles.
Due to the drought Texas is currently in, we need to be conservative and aware of our water usage. According to the EPA, 36 states will experience water shortages by 2013, even under non-drought conditions. This is due to our country’s huge growth. Our population doubled between 1950 and 2000. While the average person in the U.K. uses 40 gallons of water a day, and an average person in China uses 22 gallons, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons! We can all use a little less water in our homes. By using more efficient water fixtures alone, we can save about 16 gallons per person, per day. Sprinkler controllers and rain sensors can keep over watering to a minimum. More information can be found at the EPA’s Watersense website.
If you need more water conservation tips or a water evaluation of your homes usage, contact Montgomery Custom Homes.