Water Conservation

How important is water?

Why do we need to conserve it and how does conservation benefit us?

Our bodies don’t work without it. Our crops don’t grow. Our gardens don’t bloom. Our fish don’t swim. Our pets don’t thrive. Our industries and communities can’t grow and expand. In fact, just about everything we do in our daily lives — directly or indirectly– depends upon water.

The earth is largely covered by water. But the truth is, only about 2% of that water is drinkable. And, with a constantly growing population, that small amount of water is being shared by more and more people, as well as having to supply all of the water needed for agriculture, manufacturing, power generation, our cities and neighborhoods, too.

We have taken our precious water supplies for granted…for too long. Now, water — quantity and quality — is a global issue. That’s why we have to learn to be better stewards of this finite resource…and learn to make informed decisions about how we use it.

Every time we turn on the faucet…we need to ask ourselves, “Is it worth the water?”

Here is some water conservation information that you might find helpful.

Rain sensors can help solve over watering problems and save water and money

Water costs rise – Lake levels drop – Maintaining Amenity Lakes is a Growing Concern

Composting

The Scoop on Composting

Bottle Biology – Learn how to create a compost column

Composting book for Kids

Composting -general facts

Composting Systems Information

Lawn and Garden Water Conservation

A perfectly lovely lawn – chemical free and safe to play on

Beneficial Insects

Five steps to make your piece of the planet a healthier place to live

Get acquainted wish some insects

Is your soil healthy

Make friends with the good bugs

Organic Fertilizer – What Does it Mean

Water Conservation Websites

Contact HGSD

Harris-Galveston Subsidence District
1660 West Bay Area Blvd
Friendswood, TX 77546-2640
Voice : (281) 486-1105
Fax: (281) 218-3700

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on State Holidays.

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