Gallons per capita per day (GPCD) approximates the average amount of water used per day, per person, in one year. It generally is compiled on a water utility-wide basis. GPCD can also be used for estimating future water use demand and is an important tool for tracking conservation goals since it provides a baseline for households and individuals to track and compare their own conservation efforts.
The TCEQ made a recommendation of 1% reduction per year for all utilities; however, they do not set targets and goals for individual utilities.
Fort Worth has exceeded its conservation goals by focusing on a broad range of tactics. Our key programs, such as, SmartFlush, Smart Irrigation Program and SmartWater ICI Assessment Program focus on changing fixtures and how to use them properly. Key ordinances are aimed at reducing inefficient behavior with a key educational component. These rules include no watering between 10 AM and 6 PM (when the evaporation rate is at its highest) and a no more than twice per week watering schedule to ease overwatering of landscapes. In addition to these key tactics, Fort Worth also hosts a collection of public outreach efforts that focus on changing behaviors related to efficient water use.