North Bosque Water Supply Corp. is a member-owned, non-profit corporation. The company operates 3 water wells and provides safe drinking water to over 700 members in the area between Speegleville, Crawford, and China Spring, centered on the Crossroads at FM 185 and Highway 6. The rules for the corporation, water rates, and fees are described in its By-laws and Tariff and are approved by the State of Texas.
This site is maintained as a service to members and prospective members and is intended to provide contact information and answers to some of your questions concerning water services in this area.
Watering restrictions and other important notifications will be posted here. The site also provides an on-line payment option for your convenience.
Here are 10 ways to curb your water use while still maintaining a green and vibrant landscape.
- Adjust your sprinklers so that they’re watering your lawn and garden, and not the street or sidewalk.
- Water early in the morning (before 10a.m) or later in the evening (after 6 p.m.) when temperatures are cooler and evaporation is minimized.
- Set it, but don’t forget it! Whether you have a manual or automatic system, be sure to adjust your watering schedules throughout the irrigation season.
- Water established lawns about 1 inch per week (a bit more during hot, dry weather). Find out how much to water this week with the Weekly Watering Number.
- Inspect your overall irrigation system for leaks, broken lines or blockage in the lines. A well maintained system will save you money, water, and time.
- Consider replacing some turf area with low water use plants and ornamental grasses. They are easier to maintain than turf, look beautiful, and require far less water.
- Group plants with like watering needs. Creating “watering zones” in your garden will allow you to give each plant the water it requires — not too much or too little.
- Add a shut-off nozzle to your garden hose and save about 5-7 gallons each minute your hose is on.
- Adjust your mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn provides shade to the roots and helps retain soil moisture, so your lawn requires less water.
- Apply the amount of water your soil can absorb. Water thoroughly, but infrequently. If run off or puddling occurs, break longer watering sessions into several short sessions allowing water to soak into the soil between each session.
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