Water Conservation

The goal of the City of Robinson's water conservation use ordinance is to achieve a voluntary reduction in water usage to conserve the available water supply and protect the integrity of water supply facilities, with particular regard for domestic water use, sanitation, and fire protection. It's also to protect and preserve public health, welfare, and safety and to minimize the adverse impacts of water supply shortage or other water supply emergency condition.

Drought Contingency Plan - Water Conservation (PDF)

Due to continued drought and extreme hot weather conditions for the area, the city of Robinson is initiating stage 2 of their drought contingency plan

Stage 2 Response - Mild Water Shortage Condition

Customers are asked to:

  • Limit landscape watering to two (2) days per week
  • Customers with an address ending in an odd number to water on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Customers with an address ending in an even number to water on Thursdays and Sundays
  • Restrict watering to between midnight and 10 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. and midnight on designated watering days.
  • Customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.

Your cooperation is appreciated as the City adheres to the plan by:

  • Discontinue flushing of water mains except as required for sanitary sewer purposes during this Stage of the Plan.

Other Ways to Help

Outdoor Water Conservation

  • Check your water meter and the bill to track usage.
  • Water your lawn or garden in the early morning, or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.
  • Use sprinklers for larger areas of grass. Water small patches by hand to avoid water waste.
  • Choose shrubs and ground covers instead of turf for hard-to-water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.
  • Install spa covers and check for pump leaks.
  • Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots where it is needed.
  • Report broken pipes and obvious irrigation system malfunctions to property owners or water provider.
  • Irrigation system audits consist of site inspection, performance test, and schedule check. Each activity in itself can result in significant water and cost savings by ensuring heads are working properly, limiting overspray, and watering occurs during optimal times of the day.

Indoor Water Conservation

  • Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when it is full, saving you 1,000 gallons per month.
  • Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you'll save up to 150 gallons per month.
  • Upgrade older toilets to water-efficient models.
  • Throw tissues in the trash, not your toilet.
  • Install water-saving aerators on all faucets.
  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth to save 25 gallons per month.
  • When giving pets fresh water, don't throw the old water down the drain; use it for your plants.

Water Conservation Related Documents