How Are We Doing as a City?
City of Dallas Water Utilities has had conservation programs since the early 1980’s. Over the years those activities increased to include children’s activities, water conservation seminars/workshops, an annual Water-Wise Landscape tour and more. In 2001, the Dallas City Council took conservation efforts to another level by adopting an irrigation ordinance which included time-of-day watering restrictions.
The ordinance and other measures have reduced gallons per capita per day in Dallas by 30% since 2001 resulting in:
An estimated water savings of over 398 billion gallons or 24 billion gallons annually
An energy savings of 694.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity
A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 478,614 tons
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“YAY – we are on our way! We cut our water bill in half this month! We’ll see where we can shave it more now. We have fixed the improperly functioning sprinkler heads and are now talking with a landscape company about removing the St. Augustine and installing the pebbles and native, drought resistant plants that I learned about on your website and discussed with you. Thanks again!!!”
— Mazelle B., City of Dallas Resident, Seminar Attendee
“The irrigator who came to my home was professional and very knowledgeable about improvements I could make to existing sprinkler heads to save water and get my desired results.”
“Each and every resident should take advantage of this program not only to save water but save money and provide for a more efficient and cost effective sprinkler system. He was fantastic, kudos to him and the program as well!”
— David N., City of Dallas Resident, Irrigation Check-up Participant
“Several weeks ago my wife dragged me to a seminar on landscaping at Mountain View College. I tagged along and thought I would read a book or sleep while she participated in the discussion. To my surprise I did neither!”
“Thank you for everything you are doing to help educate those of us slightly challenged. We really appreciate you!”
— Maurice F., City of Dallas Resident, Seminar Attendee