Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I rent/use Tittle Park (formerly "Willow Point")?

A: Lytle Lake taxpayers may use the park for free and residents in the Lytle Shores home associations may use the park for a small fee. Please email or call the office for more information and reservations.

How To: Save Water Indoors

Saving money while saving our most valuable resource? There are lots of things we can do around the house that will help you reduce monthly expenses while helping conserve our water source. A few small changes in your water-use habits can make a huge difference in water savings.

Start conserving by practicing the tips outlined below. A family of four could save 25,000 gallons of water in one year!

In The Kitchen

  • Install aerators - these little devices are very inexpensive and can reduce your sink water consumption by 50%.
  • Scrape dirty dishes instead of rinsing them before washing them.
  • Wash only full loads - this saves water, energy, and money. Studies show that washing full loads saves 10-20 gallons of water.
  • Don't put water down the drain when there could be another use for it.
  • Don't use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost them overnight in the refrigerator.

  • In The Laundry Room

  • Washing only full loads will conserve water and energy.
  • Use hot water only when necessary, always rince with cold water.
  • Consider replacing older units with high efficient units. These new units use up to 40% less water.
    If your washer has a water level setting, use it.

  • In The Bathroom

  • Installing low flow showerheads is one of the best ways to save water inside the home. Limit your shower time to around five minutes. These two tips combined will save as much as 1,000 gallons per month!
  • Showers use less water than baths. Filling the tub no more than halfway will save water and energy.
  • Avoid running the faucet while brushing your teeth and shaving - these two could save up to 1,200 gallons of water a month.
  • Toilets are the number one user of indoor water. Consider replacing older toilets (pre 1992) with newer water efficient models - this alone could save as much as 5 gallons per flush.
  • Avoid using your toilet as a wastebasket - cigarette butts, insects and other things belong in the trash.
  • Check for toilet leaks, it only takes 30 minutes and a few drops of food coloring. Add the food coloring to the tank; color water will appear in the bowl if there is a leak.

  • Repair all leaks immediatley! A dripping faucet can waste and estimated 2 gallons of water per hour.
    - One drop per second wastes 2,700 gallons per year.

    Keep your water sources clean - properly dispose of paints, pesticides and motor oils

    How to: Save Water Outdoors

    As summer temperatures rise and rainfall decreases, more of our community's drinking water supplies are used for outside purposes. During the summer months, outdoor watering accounts for 50 percent or more of all water use. Studies show that about half of this is wasted through poor watering practices. By following some easy steps, you can help conserve our most precious resource.

  • Water early in the morning or late in the evening (before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.). When you water in the heat of the day, up to 30 percent of your water can be lost to evaporation.
  • Avoid over-watering your lawn. Putting one inch of water on your lawn every 5 to 7 days will encourage deep root systems and make for healthier grass. Remember to reduce your watering frequency in the winter to once every 15 to 20 days.
  • Watering a landscape properly means watering without runoff. Adjust automatic sprinkler heads so that they water your landscape, not the pavement.
  • Give your sprinklers a rest on windy days to avoid overspray and water loss due to evaporation.
  • Be sure to check your sprinkler or irrigation systems regularly for any leaks and fix them.
  • Use native and adapted plants that thrive on less water. These water-stingy plants are drought tolerant and easy to maintain, which will help you save time and money on your water bill.
  • Add a three to four inch layer of organic mulch, such as bark or wood chips, in flower beds or around trees and shrubs to hold in moisture and limit weed growth.
  • Don't cut grass too short during hot weather. Taller grass holds moisture better and slows down evaporation. Leaving lawn clippings on your turf will also return valuable nutrients to the soil.
    Avoid over fertilizing your lawn - this will increase your need for water.
  • When removing debris from your driveway or sidewalk - use a broom or blower, never a hose.
  • When washing your car at home, use a bucket of soapy water and a hose with a nozzle to stop flow between rinsings.
  • Follow your community's water conservation rules and guidelines - even if you are watering from a private well.
  • Report water losses and malfunctioning sprinkler systems.