Despite increased restrictions, urban water use climbs
Austin — During 2011, one of the driest years on record in Texas, residents of some of the largest cities increased their water usage — despite the widespread adoption of restrictions on lawn-watering.
"When you have hot and dry conditions, people tend to use more water, mostly for outside watering,” said Jennifer Walker, of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. “Also, many communities do not implement water restrictions until late summer,” she added.
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