The “Every Drop Counts” Campaign
Summer has come, but for the Texas Panhandle it was a another year that the area hit the triple digit temperatures plus all the drought conditions from our fires earlier this year.
Well the city kicked off this year's "Every Drop Counts" campaign, with a look on our current local water supply and how we can extend the use of our water usage. 94 percent of Amarillo water comes from the Ogallala Aquifer, which has steadily been dropping for decades.
Saving water for our city is a big problem, even Amarillo is under a lawn watering system. Helping conserve water through simple behaviors like not letting the water run when brushing your teeth, watering your lawn during the hottest part of the day, and even taking long showers.
So anything you can do to help out helps out the city in the long run, plus the city offers rebates for rainwater catchment and water-efficient sprinkler installations.
Here are Amarillo's latest ground water quality report and a few conservation tips.