Rain in the Forecast, Brings Tips from City of Amarillo Water Conservation Team

AMARILLO -- The City of Amarillo Every Drop Counts water conservation team is excited to see some rain in the forecast. 

The team has set a daily water consumption goal, which is 68 million gallons a day, through the month of July. The City has exceeded that number, except for July 4 and 5, when use dropped down to 47 million and 56.8 million gallons, respectively.  The highest usage so far this month was July 11, when water usage reached 84.5 million gallons.

The Every Drop Counts water conservation team reminds everyone that in addition to saving water, this week will be a good opportunity to save money, too, simply by shutting off the sprinklers.

"Rain sensors are easy to install on most irrigation systems and will override your system to keep it from watering on rainy days," says Director of Utilities Emmett Autrey. "Plus, they are not expensive, especially when looking at the big picture. Using our water wisely this week and all year long will help to ensure that our vital water supply will be here for future generations."

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