City of Abilene

Informative Articles From the Tap

The water utilities office is responsible for water operations,
wastewater treatment and encourages water conservation.
See below for links to recent articles on conserving water and smart water use.

Year Round Water Use Management
Abilene, like many Texas cities, has established drought restrictions through an ordinance to proactively manage our water resources. Currently in Year Round Water Use Management, watering restrictions were lifted from one time a week to three. read more

Our Sewer System: Headed Toward a Drainwreck!
It’s our duty as caring, responsible residents to do our part and not dispose fat, grease or oil into our drains. In just three short months - 13 of 16 sanitary sewer overflows in Abilene were directly due to grease. read more

Tips For Detecting Water Leaks
Water leaks can be very expensive. If you suspect a leak, you can call the plumber, but first you may want to find the leak and see if it is something you can fix yourself. Even if you can’t, you’ve saved time and money by identifying where it is. read more

Drought-tolerant Plants
When we think about summers in Texas and our lawns, it can seem like a losing battle. However, there are a number of plants that thrive in drought conditions, many of which bloom, and contribute to a beautiful landscape. read more

Flushable Wipes - Not so Flushable
Although wipes are designed to be biodegradable and break down when flushed, unfortunately that doesn’t happen fast enough and can clog their home’s toilets and plumbing. read more

Watering for a Healthy Lawn
With high summer temperatures and water conservation regulations, keeping a green lawn can seem a challenge, but lawns don't need as much water as you might think. read more

Water Saving Tips
When it comes to conserving water, small changes can add up to big savings. By making a few adjustments, you can help preserve our local water resources and save money on your monthly water bill. read more

PSA Video Contest
In the Spring of 2015, we held a water conservation, 30-second PSA video contest for high school and college students of Abilene. see video finalists