The Sugar Lang Groundwater Reduction Program sponsors 2,100 Sugar Land area students in “Learning to be WaterWise” water conservation education program. The Fort Bend Subsidence District has partnered with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District (HGSD) in the implementation of the “Learning to be WaterWise” water conservation program. The program involves the education of predominantly fifth grade students in the need for water conservation, by providing student and teacher educational materials and a water conservation kit at no cost to the school or student.
45% of the Sugar Land’s total water demand is used outside and estimates are that half of that is wasted from over irrigating landscapes and poorly maintained irrigation systems. Following the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service recommended "Cycle and Soak" irrigation method prevents wasteful water runoff and encourages deep root growth essential for healthy beautiful landscapes. Evaluate your irrigation system for water use efficiency. Turn on the system and check for broken and misaligned heads. This evaluation should be done every month to detect and repair water wasting problems and prevent excessive water loss.