Public Works
Carlos Salazar

520 E. Ocean Blvd.
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Telephone: (956) 233-5768
Fax: (956) 233-9879

Water Conservation

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

Using water more efficiently will not only save money but, more importantly, will protect the quality of life of current and future citizens.  Below is a suggested list of water conservation tips and possible water savings.

  • Replace your showerhead with a water-efficient model. The average family could save 2,700 gallons per year by installing WaterSense labeled showerheads.
  • Replace your old toilet with a high-efficiency toilet that uses 1.3 gallons per flush. By replacing old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense labeled models, the average family can reduce water used for toilets by 20 to 60 percent.
  • Check toilets for leaks. Simply take the top off of your toilet tank and add a few drops of food coloring or a dye tablet to the water in the tank. Do not flush the toilet. If the coloring appears in the bowl within a few minutes, the toilet has a leak that most likely can be fixed by replacing the flapper or rubber washer.
  • Never use the toilet to dispose of trash.
  • Look for the WaterSense label when installing or replacing plumbing fixtures. They are tested and certified to perform as well or better than their less efficient counterparts and on average are 20 percent more water efficient.
  • Run the dishwasher only when full. This practice will save water, energy, detergent, and money.
  • Install faucet aerators.
  • Use the lowest water level setting on the washing machine for light or partial loads whenever possible.
  • Use cold water as often as possible to save energy and conserve hot water for uses that cold water cannot serve.
  • Conventional washing machines can use up to twice as many gallons of water per load compared to high efficiency machines.
  • Don’t ignore leaky faucets; they are often easy and inexpensive to repair. Turn off the valve under the sink until you get around to repairing the leak.
  • Know where your master water shut-off valve is in case a pipe bursts.

For questions or concerns on our Water Conservation Program, report a leak, or to report water use abuse 

please call 956-233-5768 or 956-233-4473 after hours.
You can also email non-emergency concerns or comments to our link on this page. 
More information is available at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s website at www.epa.gov/watersense or at the Texas Water Development Board’s website at www.twdb.texas.gov/conservation.

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