Dallas’ Outdoor Watering Restrictions Begin Today

Between April 1 and October 31, residents my not water their yards between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Additional Conservation Ordinance Outdoor Watering Guidelines:

  • Hand water or use a soaker hose. Both are permitted at any time.
  • Maintain your sprinkler system. Repair any broken, missing or misdirected sprinkler heads.
  • Automatic sprinkler system owners are required to have rain and freeze sensors installed.
  • Monitor your total water usage. If you use more than 15,000 gallons a month, you’ll now pay a surcharge on the
    amount above 15,000.
  • Don’t water during any form of precipitation.
  • Don’t allow your sprinkler system to water driveways, sidewalks and streets.
  • Don’t waste water by allowing runoff onto a street or other drainage area when you’re watering.
  • Violations of these outdoor water guidelines can result in fines of $250 to $2,000 per incident. First offenses will be issued a warning.
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