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Carrollton's Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  What is your water footprint? Use the H2O calculator to find out. 

Save Money & Water - Free Irrigation Inspections Available Now 2014 irrigation inspection
Through the City’s Save Water by the Yard program, free irrigation inspections are available now. Eligible Carrollton Water Utilities residential customers, with in-ground irrigation systems, can apply to receive the inspections through September 30 or until the funds are exhausted.

Save Water by the Yard inspection service includes a consultation by a licensed irrigation expert who will check the settings on the irrigation system’s control box, walk the system lines to check for leaks and improperly functioning heads, and provide customers with tips on system maintenance and water conservation. Residential customers who previously participated in 2012 or 2013 are ineligible for an inspection in 2014. If interested in this service, residents should call 972 466-3000 for more information or to make an appointment for an inspection.

For more information on Carrollton water conservation, contact the Public Works Department at 972-466-3425 or Water Utilities at 972-466-4206.

Water Restrictions Extended Indefinitely
Due to extended drought conditions in the North Texas area, the City of Carrollton will be extending current Stage 1 watering restrictions indefinitely. Although the City’s normal practice is to not implement water rationing from October through April 30, businesses and residents are asked to continue smart water use practices. Residents may water ONLY from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.; no watering is allowed from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to voluntarily irrigate no more than 2 days a week based on the last digit of the services address. Saturday and Wednesday are the allowed watering days for odd numbered houses (last digit of address is 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9). Sunday and Thursday are the allowed watering days for even numbered houses (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8). Remember: ODD = Saturday/Wednesday; EVEN = Sunday/Thursday. Call 972 466-3120 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/water for more information.


Water Conservation Information: 

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 May 1 and September 30 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:

  • Not repairing outdoor plumbing leaks
  • Allowing a constant stream of runoff during irrigation
  • Irrigating landscaping during any form of precipitation
  • Irrigating landscaping during freezing weather
  • Operating an irrigation system with broken or missing sprinkler heads
  • Operating an irrigation system that has not been properly maintained to avoid wasting water.

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.

  • Residential Rain and Freeze shut-offs available. While supplies last, City of Carrollton Water Utilities provides rain and freeze shut-off devices to residents for the purpose of retrofitting automatic, landscape irrigation systems installed prior to January 1, 2006. The free devices are limited to one per residential premise and customers will be responsible for installation of the device.
  • Commercial ICI Rebate Program. While supplies last, City of Carrollton provides a rain and freeze shut-off device to Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) customers and offer a rebate up to half the purchase price of water-saving equipment ($5,000 maximum) not related to landscape irrigation and installed on or after January 1, 2006 based on a review and approval process. To request participation in the ICI Rebate Program, call Water Utilities 972-466-4206.

    Requests for the rain and freeze shut-off devices must be made in person at Utility Customer Service, 1st floor of City Hall, 1945 E. Jackson Road, Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information call 972-466-3000. 
  • Additional smart sprinkler resources: Homeowners and commercial property owners The Irrigation Association provides more information about smart sprinkler controllers. Visit the San Diego County Water Authority’s (SDCWA) for a list of smart sprinkler controller manufacturers for both residential and commercial systems or contact your local landscape irrigation contractor.

Water-Wise Landscape Resources
Additional Water-Wise Landscape information can be found at these websites:

txsmartscape.com

awwa.org/waterwise

http://texaset.tamu.edu/  contains weather information, current and average evapotranspiration data, and irrigation watering recommendations. 

savedallaswater.com

epa.gov/watersense

To Report Water Violations
Please call 972-466-3425 to report any violations that you may encounter related to the water conservation restrictions.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News
The City of Carrollton has taken several steps in educating citizens about best practices with water use and effective water conservation efforts. Below is a list of the various water programs, partners, events, and happenings going on throughout Carrollton in the coming weeks.
Free irrigration inspection service includes a consultation by a licensed irrigation expert who will check the settings on the irrigation system’s control box, walk the system lines to check for leaks and improperly functioning heads, and provide customers with tips on system maintenance and water conservation.
Due to extended drought conditions in the North Texas area, the City of Carrollton will be extending current Stage 1 watering restrictions indefinitely. Make sure you are up to date with what the water restriction means for you and your family.
The left lane of north- and southbound I-35E near Valley View Lane will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Tuesday, April 15 through Saturday, April 26.
Save water, money and the environment with a Texas SmartScape, and converting to a water-efficient landscape through proper choice of plants and careful design.
Events
04May
May 04, 2014 1:00 AM
17May
May 17, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
21May
May 21, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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