Water Conservation

 More details coming soon…

 Current News:

  • TURN OFF your irrigation system during the winter (roughly Thanksgiving – Easter); this will help keep your water waste average low, which saves you money year-round.  Winter months are also hibernation months for grasses and most plants, they do not need the extra water.
  • The rain water collection rebate has been updated and offers more opportunity to collect larger amounts of water.

Round Rock’s Water Conservation Program has partnered with Texas AgriLife Extension’s Water University to hold a Water Wise Landscaping Series again this year!  Come to all or one!

  • Drip Irrigation Do-It-Yourself (space is limited, registration is required).  Water slower, deeper, and more efficient with every drop.  Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands-on drip conversion class.  You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip.  Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered. All materials are provided.
    • Date: Friday, March 24, 2017, 10am – 11:30am
    • Location: AgriLife Extension Office, 3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX  78626
    • Cost: Free; however class size is limited, register here.
  • Saving for a Rainy Day, Making a Rain Barrel (space is limited, registration is required).  Does your rain just run off? Divert it, save it, use it! Come learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment.  Participants will learn how to collect and use rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their own 55-gallon barrel.
    • Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, 10am – 11:30am
    • Location: AgriLife Extension Office, 3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX  78626
    • Cost:  Attendance is Free; Construct your own rain barrel for $50 per barrel.
    • Registration is required to ensure enough barrel materials are available, register here.
  • Lawn Care Maintenance.  Is the green in your lawn weeds or grass? Proper lawn care maintenance is key to a healthy lawn. This program covers basic lawn maintenance and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. Learn how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
    • Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30pm*
    • Location: Round Rock Public Library, meeting room A
    • Cost: Free
  • Gardening for Wildlife.  Native and Adaptive plants are not only beautiful water efficient additions to your landscape, but they can be useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife as well.  Learn ways to attract and provide urban habitat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees, and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity!
    • Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30pm*
    • Location: Round Rock Public Library, meeting room A
    • Cost: Free

*Please Note: The classes will not last the full 2 hours; at most, an hour and a half.  We just want to leave plenty of time for questions.

Other News:

  • No Water Restrictions are in effect; however water waste is prohibited year-round. Water waste occurs with broken or leaking sprinkler heads, overspray into the street or parking area, water running off the property, water ponding in the street or parking area, broken pipes, leaking faucets, misting irrigation, or other controllable leaks.
  • To report a water waste violation, email the Water Conservation Program or call 512-671-2872.  Provide specific details including date, time, location (address or intersection) and type of violation (i.e. watering running into street) for staff to follow-up on report.
  • Read The Water Spot blog for more water conversation, news, program information, and more!

The City is in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board’s Water IQ Program and the EPA’s WaterSense Program.

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Water Conservation
2008 Enterprise Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78664

Phone: 512-671-2872 | Fax: 512-218-5536
Email: jwoods@roundrocktexas.gov