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Total water consumption for all city owned facilities is represented above. The City of Coppell looks to reduce consumption at each city facility through utilizing low flush toilets, low flow faucets, rain sensors and drip irrigation where possible. The recent xeriscaping/beautification projects along Denton Tap and Sandy Lake have seen a reduction in water consumption through more efficient irrigation techniques. In 2012, Coppell amended the Zoning Ordinance to incorporate xeriscaping/Texas Smartscaping. Additions and deletions were made to the commercial plant palette based on water needs, drought & heat tolerance and disease resistance. The Texas Smartscape Webpage is a good resource if your looking to improve upon your landscape at your home. The City's Water Conservation Plan outlines irrigation techniques, gives tips on how to conserve water at home and at the office and lists the five stages of water conservation.
In the chart above, the yearly electric consumption at all city facilities is normalized by the total facility area (KWH per square foot per year). A reduction in consumption is in partially due to the facility upgrades in efficiency (lighting, air conditioning and utilization of more energy efficient appliances).
The City of Coppell's fleet is getting greener. The hybrid & alternative fueled vehicles are represented in green while the standard vehicles are shown in blue. When replacing and adding new vehicles, Fleet Services goal is to specify and procure the cleanest, most efficient and smallest platform that will meet the needs of our customer departments, ensuring they can provide the services required of them. Our policies also include a requirement to replace all vehicles and equipment with a cleaner, more fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly version.
The annual donated harvest totals are represented above. The totals are anticipated to increase as the Coppell Community Garden has recently expanded to a third location at the Coppell Community and Senior Center. This garden is steadily growing in size and "building community" along the way.