Brownwood restaurant conserves water in unique way
As Lake Brownwood levels continue to drop, folks in Brownwood have to be mindful of their water use.
With Stage 4 water restrictions threatening to take effect soon, water conservation is imperative.
According to the Brown County Water Authority, there aren't many ways for the city to achieve water reduction.
"About the only way that you can achieve that is through restriction of outside watering, and stage 4 would go to no outside watering," said, Dennis Spinks, general manager of Brown County Water Improvement District.
However, one local restaurant is doing their part.
Steve's Market and Deli reuse and recycle most anything they can -- with water being their main focus.
Steve's has come up with a few very inexpensive ideas of their own to conserve water, including creating drought tolerant flowers out of old coke bottles for decoration.
"We're also capturing water from our air conditioners condensation, using that to wash clothes and also to supplement the water for the plants outside," said Steve Harris, co-owner of Steve's Market and Deli.
One unique way Steve's is reducing water is by purchasing a toilet lid sink.
"It's basically is a sink that's been constructed to fit on top of your toilet tank, so when you go to flush, it puts the hand wash water into the tank, so you're using grey water instead of fresh water," Harris said.
Steve's actually purchased two toilet lid sinks, and one will be raffled off to a lucky customer within the next couple of weeks.
Toilet lid sinks are only $115. They reduce the amount of waste water going down the drain.
They also eliminate the need for additional water use at the bathroom sink.
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