Current Outdoor Watering Regulations for the City of Carrollton
Currently, the City of Carrollton is operating under the strategies of our most current Water Conservation Plan adopted on April 15, 2014. Our water supplier, Dallas Water Utilities has not implemented emergency water use restrictions at this time. We are not currently in any kind of emergency response stage however, our current Water Conservation Plan outlines the water use practices to be followed per our Seasonal Water Demand Strategies. These strategies are in effect from April 1 – October 31.
Seasonal Water Demand Strategies: April 1 – October 31
Time-of-day watering restriction: No watering is allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Watering with an automatic, in-ground irrigation system can only occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to avoid excessive evaporation.
Twice-per-week watering. We are asking that our customers continue to water no more than twice per week in the absence of rainfall. This strategy will help preserve the water supply throughout the hot summer months.
Twice Per Week Landscape Watering Schedule
Last Digit of Address: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Watering Days: Saturday & Wednesday
Last Digit of Address: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8
Watering Days: Sunday and Thursday
We thank you for preserving a most precious resource.
Current Water Supply Status
Carrollton's New Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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Where does all the water go?
Landscape irrigation accounts for most of the water consumption for the average Carrollton residence in the spring and summer months. Water conservation does not mean digging up a lush lawn and planting prickly pear cactus in a bed of gravel. It does mean that we have to be more efficient in how we use water for keeping our plants alive during North Texas’ hot, dry summers. To do so, we have to encourage healthier root systems by less frequent watering of grasses.
The City’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan promotes an irrigation frequency of no more than twice a week between April 1 and October 31 each year. During severe drought periods, these limits will become mandatory. These dates can be extended due to drought conditions at the request of the City Manager.
Carrollton's Landscape Water Management
Preventing waste is an important part of conserving water. Under Carrollton’s Landscape Water Management Ordinance, these wasteful practices are prohibited:
Weather-based irrigation controllers or smart sprinkler controllers
Smart sprinkler controllers reduce outdoor water use by monitoring environmental conditions such as rain, wind, temperature, soil moisture, slope and plant type and using this information to adjust the amount of water each time a property owner’s irrigation system operates. With smart sprinkler controllers, the right amount of water can be applied to maintain healthy plants.
Water-Wise Landscape Resources
Additional Water-Wise Landscape information can be found at these websites:
http://texaset.tamu.edu/ contains weather information, current and average evapotranspiration data, and irrigation watering recommendations.
To Report Water Violations
Please call 972-466-3425 to report any violations that you may encounter related to the water conservation restrictions.
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