you know that for every glass of water served to a
restaurant guest, it takes another gallon of water
just to wash the glass?
Commercial Water Conservation Initiative...
Experts predict that in 2040, we will
exceed the sustainable recharge rate of the
aquifer that provides water for Montgomery County by
almost 90,000 acre-feet per year -- or by just over 29
BILLION gallons! This pending shortfall is why the
phased conversion to alternate sources of water
(including surface water) for Montgomery County is
necessary, and everyone is being asked to use our finite
water resources more efficiently.
The current drought underscores the urgency
of such an effort.
We’re asking for your
help... The Lone Star Groundwater
Conservation District (LSGCD) is encouraging local food
service establishments and restaurants to
SERVE WATER ON REQUEST ONLY.
Not only will doing so help improve your facility’s
profit margin -- especially if you also implement some
other no-cost or lowcost water-saving actions -- but you
will also help in the critical process of educating the
public about the need to conserve this precious
What makes more economic sense? Removing an untouched
glass of water that has dripped all over the table and
takes at least a gallon of water to wash? Or “spending”
the wash water for a glass in which a purchased beverage
|What’s in it for you?
|Sign up to particpate in the WATER ON REQUEST ONLY
effort and we will supply you with FREE point-of-sale
support materials* -- some that can be printed with your
name or brand. These attractive items include table
tents, and placemats for children to color -- all
featuring strong water conservation messages.
Participating restaurants will be acknowledged on our
website and in local publications. Program signage and a
special recognition door decal will be provided to
participating restaurants so customers will know that
you are doing your part!
SIGN UP TODAY!!!!
A Simple Water Conservation
Checklist For Restaurants.
||Serve water only
customer’s glass for beverage refills.
||Do not use
running water to melt ice.
||Find and fix any
leaks. A leaky faucet that only “dribbles”
can waste thousands of gallons of water a month.
water-efficient, low-flow spray rinse nozzles.
from steam tables to wash down cooking areas.
||Thaw frozen foods
in refrigerator overnight instead of under
in a container instead of under running water.
||Soak pots and
pans and pre-soak utensils in a basin rather
than rinsing under running water.
||Scrape food waste
into trash/compost bins rather than rinsing into
||Minimize use of
pre-rinse settings on dish washers; use low-flow
options and turn off hot water pre-rinse to save
water AND energy costs
||Wash only full
racks in the dishwasher.
||Rather than burn
ice from bar wells, dump buckets of ice on
plants to water them overnight, avoiding daytime
washing rice or vegetables in basins of water,
pour the water on plants throughout the