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Save water now, save money later

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Katy McElroy

Time to turn off those irrigation systems! Mid-November to mid-March is the water conservation period for the city of Austin. That means that the average of the water you use during this time will determine your wastewater charge for the rest of the year. The city chose these months because most residents aren’t doing much outside watering. In addition to turning off your irrigation systems, it’s a good idea to check them for leaks as well. Other ways you can conserve water and get those bills down include fixing leaky toilets and faucets, only running dishwashers and washing machines with a full load and taking shorter showers. You can also download the free Dropcountr app, which provides you with your home’s water use reports. Head over to the Austin Water Utility website for more water-saving tips and information.

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