Draft Water Conservation and Drought Plans are Available on the Customer Resources tab
- Saving Water Outdoors
- Saving Water Indoors
- Customer Resources
Why it Matters?
The population in Upper Trinity's service area is expected to nearly double by 2030, and with this growth will come an increase in water demand. Upper Trinity is planning today for the water our region will need tomorrow. Water conservation and water reuse will continue to be important sources for Upper Trinity's water supply.
How you Can Help
Upper Trinity encourages all North Texans to use water wisely. The tips and resources found here will help you use water more efficiently. You can also save money and help ensure the quality of life for future generations.
Click on the tabs above for information on conserving water both outdoors and indoors, and to see additional resources.
Saving Water Outdoors
In the summer, outdoor water use can account for 50-80% of home water use. Reduce your outdoor water use year-round by following these simple steps:
- Water before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. (when the sun won’t dry it all up).
- Limiting lawn irrigation to twice a week, if needed, will grow a deep root system and result in a healthier lawn. Know when and how much to water by signing up at WaterMyYard.org.
Sign up at WaterMyYard.org for weekly lawn watering recommendations, based on the past week’s weather and the specifics of your sprinkler system!
- Use native and adapted plants that are more suited for the North Texas climate.
Learn more in these publications from the AgriLife Water University!
Find the right plants for your yard at Texas SmartScape!
Come see how beautiful water conservation can be at Upper Trinity’s Water-Wise Garden! Contact us to set up a tour.
- Catch rain every chance you get.
- Keep your sprinkler system working efficiently.
Saving Water Indoors
Making minor adjustments to your indoor water use can produce significant water savings. Measures such as turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth to replacing old appliances with high efficiency models can help you easily save at least 20 gallons of water per day.
How much water do you use indoors? Find out how to save more water with the resources below and at the Home Water Works website.
- Replace your toilet and appliances with high-efficiency models. Toilets and clothes washers can take up to 50% of indoor water use.
- Fix leaks immediately. A leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water per day.
- Use your water meter to determine if you have a leak
- How to fix an indoor leaky faucet.
For more tips on conserving water indoors, check out this brochure, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Water Conservation Practices website, and the Texas Water Development Board’s Water IQ website.
Additional Resources for UTRWD's Customers
The following resources / information were prepared for UTRWD’s Customers to assist with their water conservation / drought contingency efforts:
Landscape Water Management Strategy
UTRWD urges Customers to include the following landscape water management strategy in their respective water conservation plans as a year-round strategy to conserve water outdoors (this strategy becomes mandatory when a drought response stage is initiated):
- Limit outdoor watering with automatic systems or hose-end sprinklers to no more than two times per week
- No outdoor watering with automatic systems or hose-end sprinklers from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day