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2016 Poster Contest Winner 1st     2016 Poster Contest Winner 2nd 

These are the winners of our Public Works annual “Drinking Water Week” poster contest. Both students are from McCoy Elementary in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. The students created their posters under the direction of the school’s art teacher, Ms. Cristine Wheatley. Our first place winner is Amy Truong, 4th grade, with her “Don’t say it, just do it” themed poster. Her use of color and texture coupled with a strong message about taking action won Ms. Truong the first place prize of a $100 gift certificate to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Our second place winner is Arnav Koppala, 5th grade, with his three part message of “Observe, Preserve, Conserve”. Including observation in an environmental message is unique and reminds the viewer to keep their eyes open when it comes to environmental issues. Mr. Koppala is the recipient of the 2nd place prize of a $50 gift certificate to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

And last but not least, Ms. Cristine Wheatley has won the teacher prize for this year’s contest. Ms. Wheatley will receive a $100 gift certificate to a local art supply store so she can continue to bring great art education to the students at McCoy elementary school.

Congratulations to all of the participating artists from McCoy Elementary School!

 Current Watering Restrictions - Staying the Course with Water Conservation

The current watering restrictions are governed by the city's water conservation plan.  

1) Outdoor watering is prohibited during any form of precipitation.

2) Outdoor watering is prohibited during freezing temperatures.

3) Water run-off in excess of 50 feet from the property line is prohibited.

4) Irrigation systems must be properly maintained to prevent water waste.

All water users in the City of Carrollton are asked to continue to voluntarily use the twice per week watering schedule only if irrigation is necessary.  Winter rainfall is usually enough moisture to keep our soils moist.  **Please note that starting April 1st, watering is prohibited between the hours of 10am and 6pm.**

Here are some good tips to get the most out of the water you apply to your yard.  

1) water very early in the morning to prevent excess evaporation, 2) use the cycle/soak method of irrigation to get the water deep into the soil and 3) raise the height of your lawn mower to protect your grass roots from sunburn.  To learn more about cycle/soak irrigation click on the Outdoor Water Conservation tab.

Also, be sure to check your irrigation system each year to make sure it’s working properly. Residents can take advantage of Carrollton’s “Save Water by the Yard” program which offers free irrigation system inspections by a local licensed irrigator. To schedule an inspection, call 972 466-3120. 

Check out this video on sprinkler repair. A special thanks to our friends at the City of Plano for sharing this great educational tool!

The City of Carrollton’s Public Works department is responsible for delivering clean, safe drinking water to all city water customers.  You can review the latest Annual Water Quality Report.  Within the Public Works department is the Water Resource Management Office which is charged with developing programs that promote the efficient use of water throughout our community. Spend some time exploring the tools and tips provided here for ways to manage and conserve this most valuable resource.

Water Violations
Please call 972-466-3425 to report violations of current water use restrictions.

Outdoor Water Conservation
The key to any successful water conservation program is to address the most efficient way to water our landscape. Growing plants and turf in Texas can be a challenge, but with just a bit of education, efficiently watering your yard can put you way ahead of the pack. Here you will find great information on our clay soil, hardy Texas plants, smart irrigation practices and more! 

Indoor Water Conservation
Thanks to technology and water conservation plumbing codes, there are many great products available for retrofitting the fixtures in your home. Most are so easy that Do-It-Yourself is a snap.

Demonstration Gardens in Carrollton
The City of Carrollton is home to three beautiful native and adapted plant demonstration gardens. Our largest and most accessible garden is at Josey Ranch Lake between (and just behind) the Library and Senior Center at 1700 Keller Springs Road. With its wide pathways and generous lighting, anytime of day is a great time to wander through the garden!  We also have two smaller gardens located at the Don Cline pump station at 2150 Old Denton Road and Bobby Ballard Pump Station at 4750 N. Josey Lane.

Water Supply Updates and Restrictions 
Here you will find daily water supply updates from our water supplier, our current water use restrictions and the city ordinances that affect water use in the City of Carrollton.   

Events and Classes
The Water Resource Management office is dedicated to bringing informative events and classes on water efficiency to the residents and businesses of Carrollton. Our goal is to foster a sense of understanding and empowerment regarding the efficient use of water in our community. We truly have all the water we need but not a drop to waste! 

Retrofits and Rebates
The City of Carrollton offers programs that assist residential and commercial customers with water conserving devices and programs.

 

 

News
Carrollton was recognized by the City of Rowlett for its mutual aid support last December.
A segment of Josey Lane from Belt Line Road to McKamy Drive will undergo rehabilitation tentatively scheduled for completion by mid-August.
Francis Perry Park received a new playground structure as well as a fun, unique multigenerational swing.
In recognition of Texas SmartScape® month, the City of Carrollton will hold a free class Saturday, April 16 at JRL Library.
Carrollton joined Addison, Coppell, and Farmers Branch in public safety dispatch and operations on March 30 at NTECC.

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Last updated: 5/10/2016 12:31:13 PM