The Conservation Services Department is dedicated to the responsible use and management of our natural resources through the application of environmentally sound practices; the development of a strong foundation of leadership and education; and the promotion of programs and projects that provide opportunities, fund incentives and assist citizens in the management of their own resources.
Ways To Conserve Water
Brazos River Authority (BRA) Stage 1 Drought Watch Condition Notice On November 22, 2017, the Brazos River Authority (BRA) implemented a Stage 1 Drought Watch Condition for Lake Georgetown. This was due to the lack of natural inflow to Lake Georgetown since earlier this spring. This does not mean our
Update Your Sprinkler System’s Controller Billions of gallons of water are wasted every day from inefficient landscape watering. Newer, more efficient irrigation-control technologies use local weather and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules to the conditions in your yard. For example, a rain and freeze sensor automatically shuts off your
The City is promoting water conservation this summer as we have in past years. For most households, the single biggest step you can take is to reduce the number of days you water your lawn to two or even one day each week. You can see the watering schedule that
Ways To Conserve Energy
A great way to improve the efficiency of heating and cooling systems is to incorporate control strategies that ensure systems are used only when necessary. Common control strategies include ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats, multiple zones, and CO2 demand sensors. These strategies can be specified on new heating and cooling systems
Just like your automobile, your facility’s heating and cooling systems need maintenance to operate efficiently. To improve efficiency and help ensure reliability and long life, consider the following tips. Engage a qualified HVAC firm in a maintenance contract with seasonal tune-ups. During these tune-ups, a technician should check combustion efficiency,
One of the first steps you should consider before upgrading your heating and cooling system is to reduce your load (i.e. how much heating and cooling you actually use). Reducing the load allows existing systems to operate less frequently and newer systems to be designed smaller, thereby lowering operating costs.