Nov 12, 2011

Severe Drought Conditions

Severe Drought Condition Alert was in effect November 1st.  The rain fall in North Texas is below the average and the lake water levels are below 50%!  My husband said this happened few years ago also.  And so, STAGE 3 water conservation has initiated. 

Lake view from US 380
Below are helpful tips on water management strategies:
  • Continue all restrictions under Stage 1 and Stage 2.
  • Avoid hosing off paved areas, building, or windows.
  • Avoid operation of ornamental fountains, if they use metered water.
  • Avoid, washing or rinsing of vehicles with a water hose.
  • Avoid wasteful water usage such as "runoff", "water leaks", and "flushing of gutters or ditches.
  • Avoid planting any new trees or other planting, since they require large amounts of water for good root growth.
  • Existing swimming pools may not be drained and refilled except to replace normal water loss due to evaporation.
  • Foundations may be watered by a handheld hose or soaker hose.
We are following the water conservation tips.  We take our cars to a Car Wash service.  The foundations of the house are watered by a soaker hose.  The laundry day is once a week and we try not to use too much water when dish washing.

1 comment:

tatess said...

I live in Texoma area and the drought is always on the news reminding residents to conserve water. Now that it's raining the water level will go up again. Anyway,with or without drought ,i do conserve water all the time.