Effective Monday May 18, 2015, the Tarrant Regional Water District lifted Stage 1 drought restrictions. Permanent year-round watering requirements remain in effect as a proactive conservation measure.
As a reminder there is no watering with irrigation systems or sprinkler systems between 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.. Remember, although there are two allowable days, you don't have to water if your landscape does not need it.
Watering by hand-held hose, drip irrigation or soaker hose is allowed at any time. A no more than two hours per day maximum is encouraged.
No outdoor watering with hose-end sprinklers and outdoor irrigation systems between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
|Mondays||NO WATERING ALLOWED|
|Tuesday & Friday||Non-residential sites (apartments, businesses, parks, common areas)|
|Wednesday & Saturday||Residential addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8|
|Thursday & Sunday||Residential addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9|
Further Conservation Information
No watering hard surfaces;
No watering during precipitation; and
No water waste through runoff, or through missing, misaligned or broken sprinkler heads.
It is unlawful for any person to knowingly or recklessly install, operate, cause or permit the installation or operation of an irrigation system in violation of these requirements on premises they own, lease or manage.
Ordinance amendments allow for the following
- First Violation, customers will be given a written warning that they have violated the mandatory water use ordinance.
- Second and subsequent violations, citations may be issued to customers, with minimum and maximum fines as established by ordinance,
- After three violations have occurred, the utility may cut off water service to the customer.
Everyone plays a part in using water wisely. If you see a water violation, please contact our 24 hour SCADA/Dispatch Center at 817-788-7212 to record the location, time and date of the actual violation. It only takes a few minutes and can prevent millions of gallons of water from being wasted.
Other Key Points
Weekly watering advice is available at www.facebook.com/TxLawnWhisperer. Updates are provided every Monday and are based on the previous week’s climate conditions.
- Current recommended watering schedules involve watering about once a week - adding no more than 0.5” total – if it hasn’t rained. That represents about half of our watering needs during the hottest months of the summer.
- Know Your Watering Schedule (see table above)
Links and other resources:
- Drought Contingency Plan Ordinance (2014)
- Lawn and Landscape Ordinance (2014)
- Drought Contingency Plan and Emergency Management Plan (2014)
- Water Conservation Plan (2014)
- Water is Awesome
- Please refer to the Texas SmartScape website for environmentally friendly, drought-tolerant landscaping ideas.
Wise water use is everyone's responsibility. Please do your part to be water smart.