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Old 09-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Stage 2 Water Restrictions

So... since Marble Falls is under Stage 2 water restrictions... why is it okay for the Visitor Center to be running water on the "falls"? I realize the water is recycled over and over, but surely there's a significant amount of evaporation in the summer heat?
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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So... since Marble Falls is under Stage 2 water restrictions... why is it okay for the Visitor Center to be running water on the "falls"? I realize the water is recycled over and over, but surely there's a significant amount of evaporation in the summer heat?
It has been reported that the"falls" fountain requires the addition of approximately 3 gallons of water each day which is slightly more than 2 toilet flushes.

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Old 09-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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Still seems kind of a thumb to the nose to folks who can't water their yards.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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Still seems kind of a thumb to the nose to folks who can't water their yards.
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Stage 2 water restrictions does allow yards to be watered on a restricted schedule. The amount of water used to water a lawn is significantly more in one day than the "falls" uses in a whole month.

To read the Stage 2 water restrictions, click here.

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Old 09-12-2013, 07:34 AM   #5
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Still seems kind of a thumb to the nose to folks who can't water their yards.
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A good solution for those folks who are insistent on having that plush green lawn would be to install a rain catch system. Buy a large tank and run your rain gutters to it.. Rain water is better for the lawn and you don,t use up treated water.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #6
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If only we had rain
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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If only we had rain
Exactly! And rain gutters = expensive devices used to collect leaves and induce homeowners to climb rickety ladders!
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:30 AM   #8
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Exactly! And rain gutters = expensive devices used to collect leaves and induce homeowners to climb rickety ladders!
And just How much do you think gutters cost? I did mine for under 100.00. price will vary by how much run you need. The only expensive part is the storage tank and even those are getting more reasonable. And they do have debris diverters for gutters available. As far as a rickety ladder. If folks are crazy enough to climb on junk ones then they only have their self to blame for not using a good one.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:17 AM   #9
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Caretaker, surely you know I was joking. I have a friend who went all the way with this. He has an elaborate collection system, a large underground tank and a pump for sprinkler system for watering his yard. They are under constant water restrictions there (mountain area of Colorado), and he has the only nicely watered yard in his area.
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