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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


North Texas Cities Under Stage 3 Water Restrictions

Jun 08, 2013 03:40AM

Effective June 1, residential and business customers in most North Texas cities will be limited to landscape watering with sprinkler or irrigation systems once every seven days, and only if necessary. Residents should check with their city for specific water restrictions and other water management measurements that may apply. The following cities are affected: Farmersville, Forney, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite, Princeton, Plano, Rockwall, Royse City, Wylie, Richardson, Allen and Frisco.

The city of Dallas is under permanent water use restrictions for irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems. Residents are limited to no more than twice per week watering. No watering is allowed on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays, and is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the allowed watering days. Drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand watering are allowed any day between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

“We urge all residents and business owners with automatic irrigation systems to have those systems evaluated and repaired by licensed irrigation specialists," says Jim Parks, Executive Director of the North Texas Municipal Water District. "Inside the home, homeowners should also check and repair leaking toilets. A silent leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water a day.”

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