Save Money During Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday May 23-May 25, 2020
By Alana Earle, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on May 19, 2020, May 19, 2020

Water Efficent Sales Tax Holiday

As Texas businesses slowly reopen their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding families and businesses that they can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays.

The holidays, created by the Texas Legislature, both take place Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25, 2020.

“Inefficient appliances and outdated water systems put a tremendous strain on our power grids and water supplies,” Hegar said. “Even in these uncertain times, Texans can take advantage of this sales tax holiday to buy more energy-efficient items, support local businesses and save money. You can practice social distancing and other precautionary measures when shopping in person or shop online. Qualifying products are tax free.”

This is the fifth year for the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday. Products displaying a WaterSense® label or logo can be purchased tax free for personal or business use. These include showerheads, bathroom sink faucets and accessories, toilets, urinals and landscape irrigation controls.

The sales tax holiday also applies to lawn and garden products that help conserve water outdoors. Items qualifying for the exemption include soaker or drip-irrigation hoses; moisture controls for sprinkler or irrigation systems; mulch; and plants, trees and grasses. These items can be purchased tax free for residential use only.

There’s no limit to the number of water-efficient or water-conserving products you can purchase tax free. For more information on the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, visit the Comptroller’s website.

To promote social distancing, the Texas Comptroller’s office wants all taxpayers to know that during the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, you can buy certain water-efficient and water-conserving products online or by telephone, mail, custom order, or any other means (including in-store purchases) that qualify for sales tax exemption when either the item is both delivered to, and paid for, by the customer during the exemption period; or the customer orders and pays for the item, and the retailer accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period ends. More details are available on the website listed above.

From KnowYourH2O high usage alerts to keeping the Arlington Water Utilities Facebook page up to date, Arlington Water Utilities wants residents to know what they can do to help conserve water. Resident with remote read water meters can register at to see their daily water usage and sign up for high usage and high bill alerts. In addition, Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District provide free sprinkler check-ups and evaluations to Arlington residents to ensure that sprinkler systems are always in tip-top shape for everything that Texas weather throws their way.

Visit or for more ways to conserve water.

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