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City of Idalou
Thursday July 21st, 2022 :: 09:20 a.m. CDT


Drought and Watering

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We love West Texas and we are going to be here a long time.  
Help us conserve water
As part of our drought contingency plan: Please do not water yards between the hours of 11 AM and 7PM.
Below are tips on conserving water from the Texas Water Development Board:
Replace your showerhead with a water-efficient model.
Replace your old toilet with a high-efficiency
toilet that uses 1.3 gallons per flush.
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. Cheap fix, huge savings!
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.
If your machine has a quick wash or light duty setting, use it!
Install faucet aerators. You’ll never notice
the difference, and you’ll cut your sink water
consumption in half!
Soak pans rather than scrubbing them with the water running.
Laundry room
Wash only full loads.
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.
Additional tips
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.
A slow drip can waste as much as 170 gallons of water each day and will add to your water bill.
Know where your master water shut-off valve is in case a pipe bursts. Insulate hot water pipes. You won’t waste water waiting for it to get hot, and you will save energy


As part of our drought contingency plan: Please do not water yards between the hours of 11 AM and 7PM.

City of Idalou
301 Main St
Idalou, TX 79329

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-892-2531

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