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Water Conservation
We remain in Stage 3 until April 30.

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. The ordinances can be found online in Municode.

To report water violations call 214.509.3111

Stage 3 Watering Restrictions

Beginning April 1, daytime watering restrictions are in effect.  Watering between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. is not allowed.  NTMWD has requested that member cities remain in Stage 3 with sprinkler use once every two weeks through the end of April. 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 of the Drought Contingency Plan 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.

Beginning May 1, the new Water Conservation & Water Resource Management Plan for the City of Allen, Texas will take effect.

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

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.


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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