Water Utilities Overview

Message from NTMWD - Jan. 3, 2015

In accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, Garland Water Utilities presents its annual Water Quality Report.  This report includes water testing completed between January 1 and December 2013.

Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) - City of Garland's Water Quality Report for 2013

Stage 3 Winter Watering Schedule Is In Effect!

Lawn watering with sprinklers is limited to one day every other week based on your Recycling Pickup Schedule.  Stage 3 restrictions and the winter watering schedule will remain in effect through March 2015.  If you do not know the designated recycling day in your area, visit www.GarlandEnvironmentalWaste.comScroll down for additional information.

  • Water & Sewer Issues


    Stage 3 Water Restrictions

           Are Still in Effect!


    Lawn Watering Is Limited To One Day Every Other Week
    On Your Designated Recycling Pickup Day!

    Customer's designated watering day is the same as their recycling pickup day.  If you are a business and unsure of the recycling schedule in your area, please visit: www.GarlandEnvironmentalWaste.com.  Lawn watering with sprinklers is not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Watering foundations, new shrubs and trees with a hand-held hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation is allowed at any time. 

    Garland City Council supports water conservation and encourages citizens to do their part by using water wisely.


    Due to their large size, certain facilities within the City of Garland may be be granted specific variances to water outside mandated water restriction times.  These facilities may include athletic fields and parks and recreation facilities.  The watering schedules for these facilities will meet or exceed the city's conservation efforts under its current water restrictions.  All variance requests must be made in writing and sent to Bonny Patrick at: mailto: bpatrick@garlandtx.gov.

    Other Stage 3 Restrictions Include:

  • Postpone new landscaping until drought has passed

  • No planting of cool season grass

  • Existing swimming pools/hot tubs/spa-like pools may not be drained and refilled

  • No washing down of exterior hard surfaces (sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.)

  • Customers are asked to minimize non-essential water use

  • You can print a comparison of our water restrictions under the new Drought Contingency Response Plan by clicking on link below.  If you need additional information, call 972-205-3285.

    Click on the links below to learn how to help your landscape survive during strict water restrictions:

    Line Locates

    For City of Garland water and sewer line locates, please contact Texas 811 for utility line locates two (2) days before digging. For more information visit www.texas811.org or call 8-1-1.

    * Garland Water Utilities will locate water or sewer mains; we will not locate service lines (laterals) and also cannot locate lines on private property.