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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Heat Wave & Heavy Water Usage Leads To City Request To Conserve Water Usage

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PROLONGED HEAT WAVE LEADS TO HIGHER WATER USAGE IN DESOTO, RESIDENTS ASKED TO LIMIT LAWN IRRIGATION TO ONCE EVERY FIVE DAYS 

By Working Together We Can Get Through It!


The recent heatwave is driving high utility usage throughout Texas, including the expanded and increased use of water, and prompting providers throughout the Lonestar State to call on residents to conserve water use to preserve limited supplies. The City of DeSoto is joining that call. 

 

DeSoto’s demand for water has increased during the early hot summer season running closer to the City’s overall capacity received from Dallas Water Utility, which supplies our water. This higher demand in usage compared to the amount of water that we receive has prompted the City’s call for voluntary water conservation per DeSoto’s Drought Contingency Plan.

The most impactful immediate steps that you can take to reduce water consumption include:

  • Limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to no more than once every five (5) days 
  • Limit outdoor watering to between the hours of 5:00 am to 9:00 am or 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm 

 

More water conservation tips can be found via these helpful links from the City of DeSoto, the Texas Water Development Board, and the US EPA.

City of DeSoto Water Conservation Tips:

https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/491/Outdoor-Tips  and

https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/221/Water-Saving-Tips

 

From the Texas Water Development Board:

https://www.twdb.texas.gov/publications/brochures/conservation/doc/WaterConservingTips.pdf

 

From the US EPA: https://www3.epa.gov/region1/eco/drinkwater/water_conservation.html

 

Thank you for your attention to this important request. By working to temporarily cut back DeSoto’s water usage, the Public Utilities Department will be able to ensure that you and your neighbors have the water needed to get through this summer season.

 

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