Water Restrictions for the City of Dallas

Did you know Dallas has a year round watering restriction?

Watering landscaped areas with an automatic sprinkler sys­tem or a hose-end sprinkler is restricted to twice per week per the schedule mentioned below. The new Conservation Ordinance requirement for maximum twice-weekly watering went into effect on April 23, 2012 and is a pro-active water conservation measure. The intent is to help extend our water supply and possibly delay the need for more restrictive watering measures when the next drought comes. The Water Conservation ordinance focuses on outdoor watering as it alone accounts for approximately 30% of our total annual water use.

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No watering is allowed on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays and watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the allowed watering days. Drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand-watering are allowed on any day between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Be sure to share with your friends and neighbors! Violations of these outdoor water guidelines can result in fines of $250 to $2,000 per incident.

For more on water conservation in Dallas and ways to save water, visit SaveDallasWater.com.

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