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Water Conservation
The new Water Conservation & Water Resource Management Plan for the City of Allen, Texas (The Plan) became effective May 1, 2015 by Ordinance Number 3219-4-14 and can be found online in Municode.

To report water violations call 214.509.3111

Water Conservation Watering Restrictions

April 1 - October 31, daytime watering restrictions are in effect. Watering between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. is not allowed. Sprinkler use is permitted up to two times per week on allowed watering days, if needed.  Customers must use the Outdoor Watering Schedule Map to identify when sprinkler use is permitted for their neighborhood.

All restrictions from the Water Conservation portion of the plan is in effect.  Please view a list of these restrictions.

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, Lake Tawakoni and the East Fork Raw Water Supply Project.

Why Are We Still Under Water Restrictions?
 Current Lake Lavon Level

Even though all water supply reservoirs are at or above conservation pool, the need to conserve is still there.  The new conservation plan limits landscape watering to twice per week and other restrictions. 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.


Contact Information
Water Conservation
Staff Directory
1st Floor, Allen City Hall
305 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013

Gail Donaldson
Water Conservation Manager
Phone: 214.509.4559

Hours:
Mon - Fri - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat and Sun Closed

Report Water Violations:
214.509.3111

24 Hour Water / Sewer Emergency: 214.509.4530

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