Tuesday, November 12, 2019

City Calls the Water W.I.S.E. Guys

WISE Guys LogoWith strong predictions for drought conditions the City of Southlake is anticipating high demands for water this summer.  To encourage residents to increase the efficiency of their irrigation system, the City is launching a pilot program to evaluate irrigation systems for free to 165 qualified customers.

Called “W.I.S.E. Guys” the program includes an assessment of up to 16 “zones” in the irrigation system and a possible adjustment to the system’s automatic timer. The cost of an inspection is $55, and as a part of the pilot program is paid for by the city.  In addition, the city will be offering a rebate to residents who make the recommended changes to their system, including repairs or upgrades that will increase the efficiency of the system.  The rebate will be up to $200 as a credit to the resident’s water bill.

The City’s participation in this program is a result of a request by the Council to look into developing a program for water customers to promote water conservation.

According to Christi Upton, Environmental Coordinator, “This year, it’s all about increasing the efficiency of your irrigation system so that it delivers water to the maximum extent, keeping your lawn healthy.”

Staff will be working with VEPO, LLC to operate the “W.I.S.E. Guys” program.  As a pilot program, this offer will be limited to 165 qualified customers.  Please visit www.cityofsouthlake.com/waterconservation to learn more and see if you qualify.