Monday, May 10, 2021

Let’s Be Water Smart This Earth Day!

April 22 is Earth Day. After reading about some of the ways you can preserve Earth’s resources, grab your family and friends, and get outside and show your planet some love!

Let’s splash into Earth Day! Water is important, there’s no doubt about it, but how can you be Water Smart? Southlake offers many great amenities to help you be more water conscience.

Control and monitor your water use at home 24/7 with the EyeOnWater app. You can see how much water your home uses and detect leaks. Leaks can happen at faucets, toilets, appliances, and within your irrigation system.

If you haven’t done so yet, take advantage of a free W.I.S.E. Guys sprinkler evaluation and apply to receive a rebate of up to $200 on the water conserving repairs you made! Now is the time to fix up that irrigation system – you don’t want to wait until that high water bill hits in June to find out your system may have a leak. To learn more about the W.I.S.E. Guys program, click here.

Did you miss Fix A Leak Week? You can grab that information here.

Spring is in full bloom – bees are buzzing, and nature is calling – but be sure to utilize Texas native plants to reduce the amount of watering needed. Visit the Texas SmartScape website for water-efficient landscaping tips.

Don’t forget to get outside today! Enjoy a stroll through one of Southlake’s beautiful parks or explore the nature trails at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. Join the BJNCP for open house on 4/17 from 9am-3pm. They will also be celebrating Earth Day with a nature hike on 4/17 from 10am-12pm, and the Cross Timbers Nature Club on 4/28 from 4pm-6pm. Don’t be shy, go say hi!

If you’re interested in getting involved, starting a school project, or leading some activities, this Earth Day Action Toolkit can help you get started. What about the rest of the year? No worries! EarthDay.org has 51 Ways to Restore Our Earth, that can be done throughout the year.

Remember to be Water Smart! Happy Earth Day, Southlake!