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April 1, 2017

Time of Day Restrictions Effective April 1 to Oct. 31

Irving has implemented time-of-day water restrictions to promote better water use habits and conserve Irving’s water supply. Such restrictions make it a violation of city ordinance to water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31.  All residents and businesses are limited to irrigating only twice-per-week, according to scheduling for odd/even addresses:

Watering Chart Summer

Often, water restrictions are related to drought conditions; however, there are some restrictions that are enforced as part of the city’s ongoing Water Conservation Plan. The primary goal is to help the public develop efficient water use habits. For example, in warmer weather, irrigation water is more susceptible to evaporation during sunny days. As a result, early morning or late evening watering delivers more effective irrigation.

Other Water Conservation Plan efforts that can minimize water consumption include:

* Watering no more than twice per week from April through October (in warm weather) and only once per month if needed in winter (in cold weather).

* Attaching positive shutoff nozzles when hoses are used for hand watering. Use of free-flowing hoses is prohibited in the city.

* Repairing private property leaks. 

* Installing water-conserving landscaping, including native and adaptive plants.

* Using water-conserving plumbing fixtures at residences and businesses.

* Purchasing water-conserving appliances.

* Registering at Watermyyard.org for a weekly message about how much to irrigate.

For more information on the city’s Water Conservation Plan or tips for conserving, visit the Water Utilities page.

Download the city's Watering GuidelinesNormas de Irrigación

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