The increasing demand for Lubbock's water supply will leave us with two choices: conserve now or pay later. That's the consensus of a public administration program at Texas Tech.
At a round-table discussion experts, representatives of the cities of Lubbock and Wolfforth, and residents openly evaluated steps to ensure we avoid a major water crisis in our near future.
Monica Rivas is an MPA student who took part. She says it's up to the residents to conserve.
"The local tax payer is really having the hardest effect on our water conservation, in terms of watering our lawns, because this is where we see a lot of people... are wasting water," Rivas said. She adds that a lot of times residents over-water or don't water efficiently.
The City of Lubbock is already restricting water usage. You can only use 1.5 inches per week on your yard. And you can only irrigate in the evenings or early mornings.
Aubrey Spear, City of Lubbock Director of Water Services, says these usage limits make sure we do not run out of water any time soon.