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***Healthy Lawns with Less Water***
Feb. 6 @ 9 a.m.


This class will provide easy steps that you can use to maintain a healthy lawn with less frequent watering. More info under Events and Classes!

                 Conservation works best when everyone participates.

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 Remember, you are an important part of the puzzle when it comes to water conservation!

Current Watering Restrictions - Staying the Course with Water Conservation

Most of the water supply lakes in North Texas are full. After 5 long years of skimpy rainfall, it’s nice to have water levels back to normal but it’s still very important to conserve.

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.

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
As a stakeholder community, the City of Carrollton wanted to provide our public with some information in response to the article, to assure our residents, businesses, and visitors that we hold in high priority public safety and transparent communications.
Carrollton businesses and residents can pick up a free rain and freeze sensor from the Utility Customer Service Office in City Hall to prevent running sprinklers in inclement conditions.
This week, October 6-8, the Value of Water Coalition is partnering with cities across the United States to promote a national campaign highlighting our most essential resource: water.
Much progress can be seen to Carrollton’s railroad Quiet Zones, a project headed by the Federal Railroad Administration. BNSF Railway has completed installation of all major pieces of equipment at each of the nine locations.
Events
06Feb
Lawn care seminar
February 06, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
19Mar
March 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
16Apr
Class on best plants for your landscape
April 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
16Apr
April 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
21May
Home Depot (Native and Adapted) Plant Sale
May 21, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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