Stage 3 in NB

We are in stage 3 water restrictions. That said, I’ve got to get on my water soap box for a sec. It is all of our responsibilities to help maintain and protect our water resources. There are a lot of very beautiful lawns in this neighborhood, unfortunately they will/should suffer from stage 3 restrictions. For some, the cost of water in inconsequential when it comes to maintaining lush green grass in the summer months. But we have to look at the real “costs” of our water usage. Other municipalities are getting water from Canyon lake and the Edwards Aquifer as well as New Braunfels. Without everyone doing their part to conserve water, at some point in the very near future, your water bill will be an expense that you will think twice about. Water rates will sky-rocket once NBU has to start getting its water from sources other than the aquifer/Canyon. At the end of the day, is contributing to the decline of our water resources while helping push everyone closer to rate hikes worth a perfect lawn in August? Please hold each other accountable. I personally got rid or about 1/3 of the grass in my front yard because I am not going to attempt to have a perfect lawn when conserving water is MUCH more important right now. We put in drought tolerant plants which NBU will give you rebate money for (almost $300 for our house). And, if you drive past my house and see a sprinkler running, that water is coming off my 2500 gal rainwater collection tank. NBU, gave me a $500 rebate for that too. Just be considerate and realize that when we are out of water and paying $20-$30 per 1000 gals from NBU that your lawn doesn’t pay that for you…