May 13, 2013

Local Watering Restrictions

 
2013 Watering Schedule Beginning June 1st

Why Are We Here? 
  • Continued Drought  
  • Lake Lavon's elevation is down over 7-ft. and dropping.
  • Lake Chapman supply is down almost 10-ft.
  • Lake Texoma is still unavailable due to zebra mussels.
  • Below average rainfall so far this year.
  • Going into the summer with Lake Lavon at only 64% full.
  • The goal is 10% reduction in water use
Stage 3 Water Restrictions Beginning June 1st

MANDATORY DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS
  • Limit landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems to once a week on assigned day, if needed.
  • No outdoor watering between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
  • Prohibit using water in such a manner as to allow runoff or other waste.
  • Foundations, new landscaping, new plantings (first year shrubs and trees) may be watered for up to two hours on any day by a hand-held hose, a soaker hose, or a dedicated zone using a drip irrigation system.
  • ET/Smart irrigation systems and drip irrigation systems must also comply with the once per week watering schedule.  
  • Exception - Locations using other sources of water supply for irrigation may irrigate without restrictions.
Stage 3, once per week watering, if needed.
The last digit of your address determines your water day.  

Address Ends In          
1 or 2                     Monday          
3 or 4                     Tuesday            
5 or 6                     Wednesday          
7 or 8                     Thursday            
9 or 0                     Friday

EXAMPLE: Address #3010 - Watering day is Friday

Watering on Saturday and Sunday is prohibited.
Watering between 10am-6pm is prohibited.
 
Compute water needs for your landscape by using actual weather data at (http://www.WaterMyYard.org).

For more information and tips on water conservation visit  
(http://www.wateriq.org)   or   (http://www.ntmwd.com).
 
For additional information contact:
City of Rockwall's Water Department at (972) 771.7730   or
Email  mwaterwasters@rockwall.com.

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