CITY OF SEGUIN WATER CONSERVATION PLAN 2014

Water Conservation will be promoted by informing water users about ways to save water inside homes and other buildings, in landscaping and lawn uses, and in recreational uses and the suggested ways that water can be saved daily in the home; bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, appliances and plumbing equipment; and outdoor usage. Methods of Informing the Public may include: A. Radio Spots 1. City Personnel will provide radio spots on a weekly basis during peak demands. These radio spots will keep the citizens up to date on storage conditions, total water used and encourage citizen support for conservation efforts. 2. Conservation tips will be announced on the radio. 3. The City will use a variety of radio spots including ones developed successfully by other agencies. 4. The City will encourage citizen participation by asking them to do radio spots on their best water conservation tips.

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