How To Avoid The Texas Summer Water Shortage

Summertime is always difficult for Texans, whether it be the extreme heat, the humidity or the water supply issues. 

This 2023 summer has been no different. Texas residents are not only being asked to conserve water, but there are plenty who are dealing with major shortages. 

According to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), approximately 13.2 million people across 149 counties in Texas are experiencing drought. This drought especially affects our customers in Denton, Odessa and San Marcos. In fact, according to an article published by The Texas Tribune, Texas is experiencing its worst drought in more than a decade. 

Due to this historic drought, many areas are being forced to institute water restrictions. In an article posted to, five counties including Denton County are already dealing with service interruptions. 

Furthermore, Hays County, which hosts San Marcos, is also stretched thin. The La Ventana Water Supply System is under Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) most severe restrictions. According to a recent news release from the Texas Water Company, many factors contribute to the shortage with people using water for their lawns and landscape causing counties to institute non-watering weeks. 

In Denton County, water officials stated back in May that water usage had already exceeded limits. In fact, 70% of municipal water is used for lawn irrigation, leaving less and less water for drinking and basic daily usage. 

Ways To Limit Lawn Water Usage

Over 97% of the water on earth is saltwater with freshwater accounting for 2.5%. Despite our access to fresh water, most freshwater still isn’t safe for consumption without proper filtration or reverse osmosis processes. 

Basin Water Solutions has all the methods to provide cost-effective and environmentally efficient water solutions. Whole house water filtration systems and reverse osmosis systems are great ways to supply you and your family with healthy, filtered water. 

There are a host of methods to reduce your water usage, but with most of the accessible water being used for lawns, here are a few tips to keep your grass and plants alive.

  • The timing of your watering is crucial. 
  • With much of the state at least at Stage 2 Yellow that prohibits watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., it’s not only important to follow the water usage guidelines, but it’s also imperative to carefully choose the days you water. Try to look at weather forecasts to predict when it might rain and supplement those days with watering on other days of the week. 
  • If you’ve got a sprinkler system, use multiple start times spaced one hour apart. That can reduce water consumption greatly and it allows the water to soak into the soil to avoid wasting it to runoff. 
  • Soaker hoses are also great alternatives for watering your foundation. 

Solutions To Reduce Water Consumption

As if there weren’t enough reasons to conserve water, we covered some of the ways you can conserve water in a recent blog entry. 

Aside from cutting down your lawn irrigation along with guidelines for your bathroom, kitchen and laundry room, Basin Water Solutions has a variety of ways to help you trim your usage that come with a ton of benefits to your health. 

We offer complete water treatment solutions for residential and commercial municipal drinking water and well water. We use the latest integrated technologies to effectively remove Iron and Calcium, Manganese, Arsenic, heavy metal, Fluoride, Sulfide, Nitrate and many other contaminants from water sources.

Our professionals specialize in:

  • Ion Systems
  • Depth filtration
  • Reverse osmosis system service
  • Water treatment
  • Water softeners
  • Water filter
  • Reverse osmosis water softener
  • Commercial water softener
  • Water softener service
  • Water softener resin

Check out our blog entries and look for your city or county to see if your water supply is at risk of contaminated or unsafe water. 

We also offer reverse osmosis as an option. There are many benefits of having a reverse osmosis filtration system installed in your home or business. Not only will your water be healthier, but it will also be cleaner and safer for you, your loved ones or employees to drink. Reverse osmosis helps remove impurities such as Chloramine, Chlorine, Fluoride, Nitrates, Sulfates and pesticides.

Chloramines are common disinfectants for drinking water and our whole house filtration and water softeners can take care of those.

To put it simply, soft water and clean water use fewer cleaning agents and much less water in your household appliances. For example, your hot water heater is going to heat more efficiently and will deliver water faster and cleaner. 

For more info and answers to your water shortage problems in Denton, Odessa and San Marcos, contact Basin Water Solutions today!

Our Services:

Whole House Water Filtration and Water Softeners

Water Treatment

Reverse Osmosis

Commercial Water Treatment

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