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GOAL 5:
DALLAS PROTECTS ITS WATER RESOURCES AND ITS COMMUNITIES FROM FLOODING AND DROUGHT.

Targets

1% DECREASE IN PERCAPITA ANNUAL WATER CONSUMPTION.

 

5% AND 10% OF WATER FOR INDIRECT REUSE IMPLEMENTATION BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.

 

30%, 60% AND 100% REDUCTION IN NUMBER OF IMPAIRED WATERBODIES LISTED IN THE WATERSHED BY 2030, 2040 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.

 

45% AND 100% REDUCTION IN GHG EMISSIONS FROM TREATMENT FACILITIES BY 2035 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.

Access to clean water is foundational to public health and quality of life. Between 2020 and 2070, Dallas' existing water reserves are expected to decrease due to sedimentation and increased evaporation of reservoirs due to anticipated temperature increases. By 2050, periods of low precipitation will be disrupted by single storm events stronger in intensity than what is experienced currently. To protect water resources and plan for the future, actions have to be taken by private entities, residents and businesses, and the City itself. Continuing collaboration with other water agencies will be essential for long-term water resource planning to prepare for the future and to share costs of major capital improvement projects that bring new water resources to the DFW metro area.

Resources for Residents

Free Irrigation Evaluation

Schedule a free irrigation system evaluation by a licensed landscape irrigation specialist and potentially save hundreds of dollars per year on your water bill.

 

Water Conservation

Use the Water Conservation Checklist to quickly identify easy ways to reduce water consumption, from food prep, personal care, and household cleaning to plumbing improvements.

 

Minor Plumbing Repair Prigram

Get free plumbing assistance or water efficiency upgrades to reduce water bills through the Minor Plumbing Repair Program, which is available to low income homeowners who are customers of Dallas Water Utilities.

Resources for Businesses

Water Efficiency Assessment

Schedule a free, no obligation water efficiency assessment for your industrial, commercial, or institutional facility and potentially receive up to $100,000 in rebates towards the cost of new equipment and processes that conserve water at existing facilities.

 

Reclaimed Water Use

Consider using reclaimed water for flushing toilets and landscape irrigation.

FOCUS ON: WATER

Water is Awesome

Water is Awesome is a joint campaign from the City of Dallas Water Utilities, Tarrant Regional Water District, and the North Texas Municipal Water District to encourage North Texas residents to be more efficient with their water use. Visit the Water is Awesome website to learn about water conservation, native plants, watering advice, and more!

WaterWise Landscape Tour

Water-Wise landscaping, also known as “Xeriscape,” is quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment. Dallas Water Utilities offers an annual free self-guided tour that demonstrates the beauty of Water-Wise landscaping in Dallas. You can choose your own route and visit as many landscapes as desired. 

Water Conservation Plan

The City of Dallas has had a water conservation program since the early 1980s. Water conservation has increasingly been an important element of Dallas’s long-range water supply strategy. In 2016, DWU developed its Water Conservation Five-Year Work Plan, an update to its 2010 Water Conservation Five-Year Strategic Plan. The 2016 Work Plan includes phased implementation of best management practices (BMPs). The current 2019 Water Conservation Plan incorporates data and strategies from the 2016 Work Plan.