Imagine a Day without Water

Post Date:10/10/2017 11:56 AM

The City of Grand Prairie joins the national "Imagine a Day Without Water" campaign on October 12, 2017, to remind residents about the essential role water plays in our lives and the need to use water wisely to preserve this valuable resource.

Imagine a Day Without Water: No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops. Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water.

Top 10 Water Smart Tips for Grand Prairie Residents

  1. Know the current watering restrictions in Grand Prairie to help keep the city’s water supply at a safe level and to comply with the city’s whole sale water purchase contracts.
  2. Watch out for wasted water on your lawn. Review the Tips for Reducing Outdoor Water Use.
  3. Consider using native Texas plants to conserve water through the Texas SmartScape program.
  4. Learn how to make a rain barrel and begin recycling water for your landscape at the upcoming Make It and Take It Rainwater Barrel class 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Grand Prairie Public Works Training Center, 317 N. Belt Line Road. Register online. ($50 per barrel)
  5. Learn how to transform your yard into a water-efficient landscape during a free class 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Grand Prairie Public Works Training Center, 317 N. Belt Line Road. Register online.
  6. Self-audit your irrigation system.
  7. Check for water leaks around your home.
  8. Have you noticed an unusually high water bill? Check our High Water Bill FAQ for info on how your bill is calculated and how to control costs.
  9. Learn about composting and how to become certified. Compost improves the water holding capacity, drainage and workability of our soil. It also helps break down the heavy clay soils found here in Grand Prairie.
  10. Follow the City of Grand Prairie on Facebook and Twitter for weekly #WaterSmartWednesday posts to learn more about using water more efficiently.

Imagine a Day Without Water National Campaign Information: imagineadaywithoutwater.org

Imagine no water for your shower