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Water Conservation
Stage 3 of the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Emergency Water response plan for the City of Allen, Texas (The Plan), and Ordinance Numbers 2760-8-08 and 3234-6-14 are in effect. You can find the ordinances online in Municode.

To report water violations call 214.509.3111

Stage 3 Watering Restrictions

From November through March each year, Stage 3 Watering Restrictions limit the use of sprinklers or irrigation systems to once every two weeks, no longer restricting daytime use.  Customers must use the Stage 3 Outdoor Watering Schedule Map to identify when sprinkler use is permitted for their neighborhood.

All restrictions from Water Conservation, Stages 1, 2 and 3 are in effect.  Please view the list for all of the restrictions. For information on the complete plan and ordinances visit our Water Conservation & Drought Contingency Plan page.

About Our Water Supply

The City of Allen is a member city of North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). All of the City's Water and Waste Water Treatment Services are provided by NTMWD, who is the regional wholesale supplier of potable water.

More than 1.6 million people rely on this treated water. The raw water sources include Lavon Lake, Lake Texoma, Jim Chapman Lake (Cooper Lake), Lake Tawakoni, and the East Fork of the Trinity River southeast of Dallas.

Why Are We Still Under Water Restrictions?
 Lake Lavon Level

Currently all water supply reservoirs are below conservation pool. Learn more about all of the state reservoirs at Water Data For Texas.

Why We Should Conserve Water

An adequate supply of high quality water has become a critical issue for the future prosperity of Texas, where water is a limited resource. Due to increasing population, water demand is projected to exceed supply by 2030, based on current use rates. Protecting, managing and planning for the wise use of our water resources is an efficient and effective strategy to meet future water supply needs.

Actually, the entire state is banking on water-saving strategies. Texas' 50-year water plan envisions getting about 25% of its supplies through improved conservation, including better irrigation techniques, low-flow indoor plumbing fixtures and reuse of existing water supplies. Unfortunately, water conservation alone will not meet all our needs. Future water supplies will need to be developed to meet the water demands of a population estimated to exceed 3.8 million by the year 2060.

For quick tips on water conservation, view our Conserving Water Indoors and Conserving Water Outdoors pages. You can also reference the Education & Online Resources page for upcoming seminars, like the Sustainable Landscape Series, and information from related organizations.


Winter Watering Stage 3
Watch this informative video to learn about water irrigation systems and how to use them to conserve.