Round Rock's water conservationist, Jessica Woods, explains why adding fresh mulch to your plants and trees is a great idea for winter. Plus, she shows you how and where you can get free mulch for your landscaping.
Current News As of June 2013, the City is not under any mandatory water restrictions. With temperatures not yet reaching their summer peaks and the regualar rainfall, irrigation systems can be set to water turfgrass no more than once per week. Native shrubs and beds shouldn't need any supplimental water at all--those irrigation zones could be turned off. Irrigation cycles should be completed before the sun rises, or after the sun has set, to reduce the amount of water that is lost to evaporation and wind.
We are now offering a rebate on Rain Water Harvesting! See the rebates page for full details; basically the program is for 50 cents per gallon of storage capacity, up to a maximum rebate of $250, per water account.
The toilet rebate program is changing: Only toilets that use 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) or less will be rebated--not 1.6 gpf toilets. They still must be WaterSense certified. It will be available again on October 1, 2013. You may apply now, however applications won't be processed until after October 1, 2013. See the rebates page for details and application.
Find out how much water to use and how to reduce your consumption with the home water works application, below:
Water Conservation Program Coordinator Jessica Woods shows how to unclog a sprinkler head in this informational video.
For additional information on water conservation programs, please contact Jessica Woods at (512) 671-2872 or via email