As drought conditions persist and the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) continues to call for summer water conservation, it is critically important for all residents to follow existing water use restrictions. These include:
- Using sprinklers/irrigation systems no more than two times per week on your assigned days only
- No sprinkler/irrigation use between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Mandatory restrictions possible if heat, drought continue
NTMWD informed board members on Thursday, July 21 that more severe water restrictions could be necessary unless water use is closely controlled from late July to mid-September. High temperatures and continuing drought conditions can cause continued demand increases that could exceed NTMWD’s full treatment plant capacity.
If NTMWD nears its full plant capacity and Stage 2 restrictions are enacted, customers would be permitted to water only once per week.
Ways to save
During the summer, up to 60% of the water used in Allen comes from residential irrigation systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 50% of outdoor water use is wasted, in part due to overwatering. Find a growing list of ways to conserve at CityofAllen.org/WaysToSave. Wise landscape watering practices also help to reduce summer water bills.