Local town hopes to encourage more water conservation

POSTED: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 2:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 9:14pm

A water shortage across the state isn't going to slow down one Central Texas town.

The city of Hewitt is looking into implementing the Water Conservation Micro Grant Plan. The plan would allow for a $6,000 budget for the city to grant residents up to $50 credit for their water bills. Residents could apply to get the money for upgrading old shower heads, washing machines, or anything else that would help conservation efforts.

The goal is to encourage residents to use more effecient utilities. Also, the city hopes the plan would further encourage residents to conserve.

The plan was discussed at Monday's city council meeting. If approved, it could go into effect October 1.


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