AgriLife Extension issues water challenge

Texans asked to save 40 gallons of water daily

AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is challenging Texans to save 40 gallons of water per day.

The 40-Gallon Challenge allows Texans to compete against other Americans who are taking the challenge in their states, said Brandon Boughen, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County.

At the program’s website,, Texans can pledge to adopt water-saving practices and see how many gallons of water they can expect to save, Boughen said. The website also shows the most popular practices being pledged, the pledged practices that are saving the most water daily, and counties and states that are pledging the most daily savings.

“This is an opportunity for individuals in the Texas Panhandle to pledge to change their wasteful practices,” Boughen said. “You’ll learn how to save water as you take the pledge. For example, shortening your daily shower by two minutes will save eight gallons per day. Repairing a leaky faucet will save 15 gallons per day. And replacing an old toilet with a new low-flush one will save eight gallons per day.”

By following the tips on the 40-Gallon Challenge website, anyone can save money on their water bills, too, Boughen said.


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