Water Utilities Overview

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

Winter Water Schedule Extended Through October 2014!

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  • Water & Sewer Issues

     

     
    Stage 3 Water Restrictions

           Are Still in Effect!

             
     

    Winter Water Schedule Extended Through October 2014!

    On May 22, 2014 North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors voted and approved the extension of the Stage 3 winter landscape watering schedule through the month of October.  Persistent drought conditions and limited water supplies initiated this action.  Lawn watering is limited to one day every other week based on the customer's recycling schedule.   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 low and water from Lake Texoma is limited.  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.

    Variances:
    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

    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:

    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.

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