If local government can agree to permanently implament conservastive water restrictions when it comes to our lawn and landscapes we would save millions if not billions of gallons. Eventhough our lake are vertually full and water restrictions have been lifted does not mean we have to be waistful when it comes to water…” we pay top dollar for a bottle when we’re thursty, right?”
If the mayors of four North Texas cities have their way, twice-a-week watering restrictions may become the norm for almost all of the Metroplex.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price raised the issue of keeping the restrictions as part of the water conservation plan and said she’s had discussions with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne about a coordinated regional approach.
July 17, 2012
Stage 1 Water Restrictions Info…
Fort Worth’s Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan includes the following Stage 1 requirements. Once Stage 1 is initiated, landscape watering is limited to the following twice per week schedule. Watering with a soaker hose, drip irrigation or by hand is allowed at any time.
The twice a week watering schedule includes Fort Worth’s year-round restrictions of no watering between 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., no watering hard surfaces, no watering during precipitation and no watering with missing or broken sprinkler heads.
To heighten awareness of Smart Irrigation Month and irrigation system efficiency, the Water Department is hosting Irrigation 101 on Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Trinity Park-Front Pavilion, 2300 W. 7th St. There will be free door prizes for the first 150 attendees. Click for more event information, view bill insert, see our short video or call us at 817.392.8740. Visit the Irrigation Association to learn more about Smart Irrigation Month.