This May, Conserve April Showers

Memorial Day Weekend is the date of a new sales tax holiday for water-conservation items. So, while you’re preparing your front yard for the neighborhood block party, why not stock up on some water conservation items, tax-free?

Exempt items include: soaker or drip-irrigation hoses, moisture-control for sprinklers, mulch, rain barrels, and products certified by the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program purchased for outdoor, residential use. See Tex. Tax Code § 151.3335.

In addition, qualifying energy efficient products such as air conditioners, refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, and ceiling fans can also be purchased tax-free during Memorial Day Weekend. See Tex. Tax Code § 151.333.