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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Saving Water

Saving Water

We need water for drinking, cooking, sanitation and washing. Our growing population adds further strain on an already limited resource. Unlike electricity, we can’t live without water. That is why it is important that we become conscious of the amount of water that we use and save as much as we can. Our efforts now will help to ensure the long term sustainability of our most valuable resource.

Fresh water supply is under pressure in certain parts of our State. Currently, 66 percent of the State of Texas is classified to be under some form of Drought Conditions. It is therefore very important that everyone takes action to use water carefully and responsibly in their homes. Here are a few simple tips for you to manage water usage in your home:

  • When washing your hands or brushing your teeth, make sure you turn the tap on only to rinse.
  • Use less water when filling your bath and take shorter showers.
  • Check your toilets for leaks. A seemingly small leak can waste a significant amount of water.
  • Make sure you put a full load into your washing machine and dishwasher before starting a wash cycle.
  • When washing dishes by hand, do not leave the water running to rinse the dishes.
  • Sign up for the city’s Aqua-Hawk monitoring program. This program provides near real-time data on water usage.
  • Visit the Water Conservation section of the Public Works Department web page. There are many great tips and links to other helpful resources.

The City of Murphy continues to make efforts to stay under the water usage cap instituted by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).  We need every resident to help us in this regard. Although the measures provided above seem minor in nature, a determined effort by all residents will takes us a long way toward beating the NTMWD usage cap.

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