We use water every day for almost every single activity in our lives. The City of Round Rock Water Utility participates in Imagine a Day Without Water to remind residents of the importance of water in our everyday lives. In this blog, I would like to highlight some important processes that water goes through to get to you! Learning about your water’s journey will help you understand the importance of conserving water.
Water shortages seem farfetched in economically prosperous cities like ours, but the problem is immanent everywhere. It might be hard to imagine a day without water because that concept seems so foreign to us!
Fresh water in cities must meet peak demand for millions of people every day. Infrastructure for clean water and wastewater must be kept up to standards and safe for the public. These are very important parts of our drinking water system that most people fail to recognize and take for granted. I was one of those people before I started learning about water conservation. That is why we want to educate as many people as we can so that everyone can understand the importance of water and work together to save it!
Our Main Water Source
Between 12-35 million gallons of water is pumped out of Lake Georgetown a day! Can you guess what time of year we use the highest amount of water? Summer! Water demand spikes as lawn irrigation increases.
Our Water Treatment Plant
This important infrastructure turns the water that comes from Lake Georgetown into safe and clean drinking water.
Getting Water to You
There are miles and miles of pipes that bring water from Lake Georgetown. This hidden infrastructure carries water to the water treatment plant, water towers, your home, and the wastewater treatment plant!
Our Waste Water Treatment Plant
Everything that goes down a drain including sinks, toilets, washers, shows, tubs, and more end up here! Wastewater is turned into clean water through many sanitation processes. This water will be returned to Brushy Creek or sent to our reuse water customers.
Now that you have learned a little bit about our city’s water system, it is time to act! Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water by checking out our information booth at the Round Rock library through the entire month of October! We will provide information and goodies about how to keep our water clean, abundant, and healthy.
Residents of all ages are invited to participate in the City of Round Rock’s Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest! This fun and creative activity can help raise awareness on the importance of water in our everyday lives. Posters will be judged on artistry, creativity, originality, and the ability to communicate the importance of water in our everyday lives.