Winter Water Schedule Extended Through April 2014!
Lawn watering limited to one day every other week!
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Water & Sewer Issues
Stage 3 Water Restrictions
Are Still in Effect!
Winter Water Schedule Extended Through April With Possible Monthly Extensions!
On March 27, 2014 North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors approved to continue Stage 3 winter landscape watering through the month of April with the possibility of monthly extensions. Persistent drought conditions, limited rainfall and the fact that Lake Texoma raw water will not be available until May and June initiated this action. Garland Water Utilities customers are encouraged to limit lawn watering to one day every other week based on the Recycling Schedule in your area. If you are unsure of your recycling schedule, 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.
Both Lake Lavon and Lake Chapman, two of NTMWD primary reservoirs, are significantly below normal conservation levels. Water conservation must be practiced to ensure an adequate supply of water for essential use. 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.
Stage 3 Water Restrictions also 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
- The operation of ornamental fountains/ponds is prohibited except to support aquatic life
- No washing down of exterior hard surfaces (sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.)
- Residents and businesses 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:
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.