Water conservation has become a hot topic around the North Texas area for many years. As a result, Stage One watering rules have been in effect in Westlake since 2013 (see graphic below). While some may consider drought restrictions to be a bad thing, this provides an opportunity to evaluate the benefits of adopting some voluntary conservation measures. As a reminder, one of the determining factors that trigger restrictions is the composite lake levels from which we get our drinking water provided by. That link provides a drought monitor map, a cumulative lake level indicator, and many helpful links.
Eye on Water
The best way to conserve water is to monitor & be aware of your own household usage. Westlake has implemented a program that allows our water customers access to their water consumption readings, as well as alerts in case of a leak. For more information & instructions on accessing this valuable program, please visit our Eye On Water page.
Texas SmartScape: A great resource for Texas-friendly landscaping ideas.
Lower Colorado River Authority WaterSmart Tools & Resources: More landscaping ideas, conservation tips, and a water use calculator to help you visualize where your daily water use is going.
EPA's WaterSense Landscaping Tips: Many resources for learning about regional plants, soils, & maintenance.
Water - Use It Wisely: 100+ ways to conserve water, includes kid's activities & games
Stage 1 Water Restrictions are in effect all year in Westlake. Please refer to the schedule below for use by our community's water customers: