The City of Horseshoe Bay promotes water conservation at all times, regardless of whether the area is in drought. This work happens through customer education, a mandatory twice-weekly watering schedule, and other efforts by the City staff to reduce unnecessary water use and to stem leaks throughout the water system. There are a number of reasons to conserve even when the lakes are full and rain is plentiful. First, we need to protect our water sources at all times for when future drought may strike in an area with increasing pressure on supply from rapid population growth. Second, conservation makes our water system easier and less expensive to manage in terms of energy requirements, chemicals, labor and maintenance, and reduces the need for large infrastructure expenditures. Additionally, wise water use saves our customers in billings. Lastly, many plants and animals in our environment depend on a continuous supply of fresh water in our lakes and rivers.