Water Conservation

Increases in Water Usage During Warm Weather

Irrigation systems use 12-16 gallons per minute, per station.
Hose Spout
Hose output is 6 gallons per minute.
Adding .5 inches of water to a 22,000 gallon pool each week equals 640 gallons per month.

Note: These calculators are for approximate numbers only. Your actual water usage will vary depending up the type of systems you use and the water pressure at your location. Other factors such as leaks, faulty equipment or yard size will also impact your actual water usage.

Helpful Irrigation Information:

  •  To find when to water and how much you should water, visit here.  
  • For free virtual classes about irrigation, drought or North Texas landscapes, visit here
  • If your irrigation system is not in use, turn the double check valve off to ensure your irrigation system will not use water if it resets without your knowledge. 
  • Check your programming box to ensure settings are correct after a power outage. A power surge could reset a timer to factory defaults, causing it to run more frequently than expected. 
  • Visit here to prep your irrigation system for winter.
  • Below are general ideas on how to program your irrigation (sprinkler) system.

Indoor Conservation Tips 

  • Repair leaky faucets and toilets
  • Shorten shower times by a few minuets 
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  • Replace old, non-efficient water fixtures with water efficient fixtures
  • Wash only full loads of laundry 
  • 13 Ways to Save Water at Home in 2023

Insider Tips to Lowering Your Water Bill

During the winter months (December, January, and February) the City of Fate will average your water usage to calculate your yearly sewer cost. To save money, families who monitor and conserve water during this time frame can expect a lower sewer charge annually. Customers are also encouraged to check for water leaks to ensure accurate water usage. The December, January, and February time frame is used because these are historically the lowest water usage months. Should you have any questions, please contact the Utility Billing department at 972-771-4601 or by email.

Have questions about a certain part of your water bill? Click here or call the Utility Billing Department for assistance at 972-771-4601

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