Water meters are probably the most misunderstood pieces of equipment in The Woodlands. Learning how to read your water meter can become a useful tool in managing your water use – and that can put more money in your pocket.
The typical homeowner in The Woodlands uses 10,000 gallons of water a month. This includes bathing, showering, brushing teeth, shaving, washing clothes, washing dishes, drinking, cooking and lawn irrigation. During the summer months, lawn irrigation accounts for 50 to 80% of water used [...]
WJPA customers will see a slight increase in their bills, beginning in September, due to an increase in the Surface Water Conversion fee. There's some good news too, becasue there will be no change in the water rates charged by the MUDs served by the WJPA.
Here are your weekly lawn irrigation recommendations for Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28.
By Bob Dailey Fungal problems are a fact of life in Southeast Texas, where fungus is the main disease vector in plants. Actually, most soils here are full of fungal spores. Some are beneficial. Some, harmless. And some, like the fungi that cause take-all patch, brown spot [...]
You understand the reason for water awareness and conservation. You’re diligently following the Defined Irrigation Schedule adopted in 2013 for the 10 MUDs served by The Woodlands Joint Powers agency. You receive the WJPA’s weekly irrigation recommendations, and you want to follow those too [...]
Q. Why are we still on water restrictions even though the drought is over?
Beneath the cover of your now greening lawn, there exists a teeming jungle of rapacious creatures, eating (usually each other), multiplying and doing all the things that creatures in a jungle do. Decillions and more single-celled bacteria take in carbon dioxide and convert it to life-giving oxygen [...]
The hydro-illogical cycle goes like this: “We had a severe drought, but it’s over and we’re getting plenty of rain. Because of that, we don’t have to worry about water conservation anymore.” The term was coined by Texas State Meteorologist John Nielsen-Gammon [...]