Water Conservation

By: James Johnson Email
By: James Johnson Email

During the summer months the amount of water the community uses more than doubles. According to utilities director, Tomas Rodriguez there are simple things the community can do to save water.

"For people that have an irrigation system they should look at their clock and limit it to 15 minutes. There's other things like the way you brush your teeth, wash your face, and don't leave the faucet running."

Other ways to save water can be as easy as switching out some things around the house. Martin Silva has been a plumber for 25 years and shows us some things to look at.

"Water conservation can come from different sources. On your faucet they should have an aerator. Flappers on your toilet are another way to save money. There's a variety of shower heads and the good thing is they all save you money."

Laredo gets all of its water from the Rio Grand. The water level is fine now and with the recent groundbreaking of the new water conservation plant, the city plans to keep it that way.

Earlier this week the city of Laredo broke ground on a new water conservation facility and with this new facility plans to educate the community on where Laredo’s water comes from and why it's important the community conserves.

"The thing is if we conserve our aquifers fan recharge and the water will be there when we need it.”

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