Water Conservation

Increases in Water Usage During Warm Weather


Sprinkler
Irrigation systems use 12-16 gallons per minute, per station.
Hose Spout
Hose output is 6 gallons per minute.
Pool
Adding .5 inches of water to a 22,000 gallon pool each week equals 640 gallons per month.
Note: These calculators are for approximate numbers only. Your actual water usage will vary depending up the type of systems you use and the water pressure at your location. Other factors such as leaks, faulty equipment or yard size will also impact your actual water usage.

​Helpful Irrigation Information:


  • For a general idea on how to program your irrigation (sprinkler) system, visit here
  • To find when to water and how much you should water, visit here.  
  • If your irrigation system is not in use, turn the double check valve off to ensure your irrigation system will not use water if it resets without your knowledge. 
  • Check your programming box to ensure settings are correct after a power outage. A power surge could reset a timer to factory defaults, causing it to run more frequently than expected. 
  • Visit here to prep your irrigation system for winter.

Insider Tips to Lowering your Water Bill


During the winter months (December, January and February) the City of Fate will average your water usage to calculate your yearly sewer cost. To save money, families who monitor and conserve water during this time frame can expect a lower sewer charge annually. Customers are also encouraged to check for water leaks to insure accurate water usage. The December, January and February time frame is used because these are historically the lowest water usage months. Should you have any questions, please contact Utility Billing department at 972-771-4601 or by email.

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