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July is Smart Irrigation Month!

Smart Irrigation Month is an Irrigation Association initiative to increase awareness of the value of water use during peak summer demand. Since outdoor water use from irrigation (sprinkler) systems accounts for as much as 60% of summer water usage, it is important to use outdoor water as efficiently as possible and reduce waste. Using the cycle soak method of irrigation is a great way to protect your landscape from dehydration this summer!

Here are some more great resources to help you get the most out of watering this summer:
An easy guide to  scheduling watering times
EPA WaterSense information on smart outdoor practices
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension  quick tips on landscape conservation practices

 

Current Watering Restrictions - Staying the Course with Water Conservation

Finally, most of the 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) Watering is not allowed between the hours of 10am and 6pm to minimize water loss from evaporation.

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

All water users in the City of Carrollton are asked to continue to voluntarily use the twice per week watering schedule.

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
By selecting and planting carefully, watering wisely, and maintaining and upgrading automated irrigation systems, consumers can save money, save water, and see better results.
Construction has begun for Old Denton Road between Trinity Mills and Frankford Road.
The City of Carrollton Public Works Department has contracted with a company to perform comprehensive assessments of various neighborhood sidewalks and walkways.
The City of Carrollton is now accepting applications for various boards and commissions seats.
Due to recent heavy rains, the ground is completely saturated so turn off your sprinkler system for awhile.

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