Public Works Water Utilities

Water is precious: Learn how we can conserve together

In case you’ve missed it, it’s really hot outside, which means it’s more important than ever to conserve water! Rest assured, we have plenty of water supply for our residents, but the increased demand for water (especially for outdoor irrigation) has the potential to strain our water system. Since water conservation is an essential strategy to manage water resources and keep our environment happy, it takes all of us to work together as a team! Here are some ways we can all work together to conserve water in our community!  

30- 40% of the City’s total water demand is used for irrigation and outdoor activities. You can water your lawn twice a week and still have a healthy lawn! Most homeowners over-water their lawns, which can harm lawn quality more than under-watering. A few things to consider: 

  1. Over-watering is not just bad for your lawn – it’s also bad for the environment. 
  1. Water only when grass and plants begin to show signs of distress. 
  1. Watering before plants need it produces weaker landscapes and lawns with shallow root systems that are more susceptible to drought conditions. 
  1. Water conservation helps us as a community to be good stewards of our environment, and take care of our precious natural resources for years to come! 

Get a free irrigation system evaluation  

A residential irrigation system evaluation is a free service to help residents identify irrigation system inefficiencies that contribute to high water consumption and high water bills! Request your evaluation {hyperlink to: and a licensed irrigator trained in water efficiency will reply to schedule an appointment to thoroughly evaluate your system and suggest improvements to achieve water efficiency – there is no obligation to make repairs!  

Partake in the ‘Water My Yard’ program 

Water My Yard app {hyper link here:} is a program of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, sponsored by the Fort Bend Subsidence District that utilizes local weather data collected by a network of weather stations and rain gauges in Fort Bend County. This information, along with research-based understanding of irrigation, sends you  tailored weekly watering advice for your specific lawn! 

Visit the city’s water conservation website has so many great water conservation resources! We encourage you to read up and get to conserving!  

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